GCSE (Reformed) Latin

Dates Available

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

Boards

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Length of Course

20 hours

Times

9am to 1pm daily

The principal focus is on translation skills, supported by revision of vocabulary, grammar and sentence construction.

Study for the majority of the course is centred upon translating unseen passages of Latin in preparation for the Latin language 1 and 2 components. Students will be tested in detail each day on the passage they have studied the previous day to ensure that they have a full grasp of the syntax, accidence and grammatical structures. The remaining time is given to workshops in which students will be given help, with their set texts. Again, the emphasis is on translation of the original Latin, but within an overall understanding of these prescribed texts.

Prose
Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776
1. Druides
2. Tumultus et Rebellio

Verse Literature B
Selections from Aeneid 4 and 6
Aeneid 4, lines 279-319, 331-361, 381-396
Aeneid 6, lines, 450-476
Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)

Literature and Culture
1. Entertainment
The Amphitheatre, the Theatre at Pompeii, The Circus Maximus and Chariot Racing, Dinner Parties
2. Myths and Beliefs
Roman Gods, State Religion, Beliefs in the After-Life, Aneas, Romulus and Remus