AS Level Classical Greek · OCR

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

OCR H040

Length of Course
As required.

Subject to requirement.

The course will consist of tailored sessions based on individuals’ requirements, with intensive coverage of the set texts and of practice in translating unseen passages. As for the literature, tuition will concentrate on translation, stylistic assessment and exploring themes and characters of:

Prose Literature

Thucydides, Histories, Book 4, 11–14, 21–23 and 26–28 


Plato, Apology, 18a7 to 24b2

Verse Literature

Homer, Odyssey 10, lines 144–399


Sophocles, Antigone, lines 1–99, 497–525, 531–581 and 891–928

You must clearly state which texts are required at time of booking.

Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of Classical Greek texts within their literary, social and historical contexts.

Where the language is concerned, unseen passages will be translated in class and the grammar and syntax of these analysed closely. Practice in Classical Greek prose composition will also be offered, for those who intend to choose the Prose Composition option in the exam.

OCR Anthology for AS and A level Classical Greek