AS Level Classical Civilisation · OCR (legacy)

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

OCR H041

Length of Course
8 hour seminars

9am to 6pm

The course will consist of intensive coverage of the material set for the exam and suggestions on how to apply the material in well-argued essays and answers. The options chosen are Homer’s Odyssey and Society and Greek Tragedy and its context. Reference will also be made to background information regarding the social and cultural context in which Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy were performed.

Target areas

  • Deploying evidence to assess topics comprehensively
  • Use of of technical vocabulary in stylistic analysis

Please book each day separately to fit your requirements.

All texts are published by Penguin.

Monday Greek Epic
  Homer: The Odyssey (Translated by E. V. and D. Rieu, revised)
Tuesday Greek Tragedy I
  Aeschylus: Agamemnon (Translated by R. Fagles)
  Sophocles: Antigone (Translated by R. Fagles)
Wednesday Greek Tragedy II
  Euripides: Medea (Translated by P. Vellacott)
  Euripides: Electra (Translated by P. Vellacott)

N.B. These seminars are not designed for students studying the AQA syllabus. Separate seminars may be arranged subject to demand.