AS Level Classical Greek · OCR (legacy)

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April

OCR H040

Length of Course
As required

Subject to requirement

The course will consist of intensive coverage of the two 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 Book 22 of Homer’s Iliad, lines 247-474, and of Lysias’ Against Simon, sections 5-39 and 44-48.

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 their grammar and syntax 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.


Homer Iliad Books 13-24 (ed. D. B. Munro and T. W. Allen)
Lysias ‘Selected Speeches’ (ed. C. Carey, Cambridge University Press)