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A Level Latin (OCR)

A Level Latin

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
  • Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
  • Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April


OCR H443

Length of Course

As required.


Subject to requirement.

Tuition in this subject is available for all the modules on the syllabus. The subject is taught on an individual basis or in small groups and students must phone to discuss their requirements before completing a registration form.

The course will consist of intensive coverage of the two set texts and of practice in translating unseen Latin passages. As for the literature, tuition will concentrate on translation, stylistic assessment and exploring themes and characters of:


Cicero, Pro Milone, 53–64, 72–80 or Tacitus, Annals I, 3–7, 11–14, 46–49 or Seneca, Letters, 51, 53 and 57


Virgil, Aeneid Book X, 215–250, 260–307, 362–398, 426–542 or Ovid Amores 2.7 & 2.8, Propertius 1.3 & 2.14 and Tibullus 1.3 or Ovid, Heroides, VI 1–100, 127–164, X 1–76 and 119–150

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

Where the language is concerned, unseen passages from Cicero’s dialogues and courtroom speeches will be translated in class and the grammar and syntax of these analysed in detail. Practice in Latin prose composition will also be offered if it is required.


Cicero Pro Milone: A Selection with Introduction, Notes and Commentary by Robert West

Tacitus Annals I: A Selection with Introduction by Roland Mayer and Notes and Commentary by Katharine Radice

Virgil Aeneid VIII: A Selection with Introduction, Notes and Commentary by Keith MacLennan

Ovid, Propertius and Tibullus: A Selection of Latin Love Poetry with Introduction, Notes and Commentary by Anita Nikkanen

Ovid, Heroides: A Selection with Introduction, Notes and Commentary by John Godwin

Seneca, Letters: A Selection with Introduction, Notes and Commentary by Eliot Maunder

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