AS Level Classical Civilisation · OCR (Reformed)

Dates Available

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

Boards

OCR H041

Length of Course

8 hour seminars or 4 hour seminars (where advised)

Times 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. 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.

Component One   'World of the Hero'
 

Monday Roman Epic
Virgil: The Aeneid (translated by D. West, revised)

 

Tuesday Greek Epic
Homer: The Odyssey (translated by E.V. and D. Rieu, revised)

 

Wednesday Greek Epic
Homer: The Iliad (translated by E.V. Rieu, revised)

Component Two   'Culture and the Arts'
 

Thursday am
Imperial Image

 

Thursday pm
Greek theatre

Component Three 'Beliefs and Ideas'
 

Friday am
Politics of the late Republic

 

Friday pm
Greek Religion

Separate seminars may be arranged for Component 2: The Invention of the Barbarian and Greek Art and Component 3: Love and Relationships, Democracy and the Athenians