A Level Classical Greek
- Week 1: Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March
- Week 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
- Week 3: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 April
Length of Course
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:
Thucydides, Histories 6.19 to 6.32 & 6.47 to 6.50.1 & 6.53-6.61 (6.8–26 and 42–46 in English) OR Plato, Symposium, 189c2-194e2 & 201-206b (189c2-193d5 & 206c-212c3 in English)
Homer, Iliad 18, lines 1–38, 50–238 & Iliad 9, lines 182–431 (books 9 and 18 in English) OR Sophocles, Ajax, lines 1–133, 284–347, 748–783 & lines 430–582, 646–692, 815–865 (rest of the play in English)
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
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