Author: Judith Affleck,Clive Letchford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474265499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This is the OCR endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek GCSE set text prescriptions examined from 2018 to 2023. The texts covered are: Homer Odyssey 6:48–159 Iliad 3:1–112 Odyssey 7:184–297 Herodotus Histories 1.30–4, 86–7 and 6.125 (Solon & Croesus; How Alcmaeon Was Enriched by Croesus) Histories 3.17–25, 38 (The Ethiopians; The Power of Custom) Histories 2.2, 69–70, 129–33, 31–2 (Psammetichus; Crocodiles; Mycerinus; Pygmies) Euripides Alcestis 280–393 Electra 215–331 Bacchae 434–508, 800–38 Plato Phaedo 59c–60a, 115b–d, 116b–d, 117c–18a Plutarch A Spartan Childhood Lucian Anacharsis and Athletics The Isle of the Blest The volume starts with an introduction to ancient Greek history and culture, which will set in context the passages for the exams and give guidance on how to translate ancient Greek. The prescribed texts are set out in clear passages facing commentary notes, with further information on GCSE vocabulary and key terms as well as study questions. The full GCSE vocabulary is provided at the back of the book and a timeline, Who's Who, glossaries and map combine to give students a focused preparation for their exams. The book is supported by a companion website of further resources.
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Author: Malcolm Campbell,Rob Colborn,Frederica Daniele,Benedict Gravell,Sarah Harden,Steven Kennedy,Matthew McCullagh,Charlie Paterson,John Taylor,Claire Webster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 1981

The OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek AS and A-Level set text prescriptions giving full Greek text, commentary and vocabulary and a detailed introduction for each text that also covers the prescription to be read in English for A Level. The texts covered are: AS Thucydides, Histories, Book IV: 11–14, 21–23, 26–28 Plato, Apology, 18a7 to 24b2 Homer, Odyssey X: 144–399 Sophocles, Antigone, lines 1–99, 497–525, 531–581, 891–928 A-level Thucydides, Histories, Book IV: 29–40 Plato, Apology, 35e–end Xenophon, Memorabilia, Book 1.II.12 to 1.II.38 Homer, Odyssey IX: 231–460 Sophocles, Antigone, lines 162–222, 248–331, 441–496, 998–1032 Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1–203, 366–392
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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9781853997037

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 1368

The two-volume course "Greek to GCSE" was written in response to a JACT survey of over 100 schools and first published in 2003. The course offer a fast-track route to GCSE for those with limited time. It is based on experience of what pupils find difficult. It concentrates on the essentials, and on the understanding of principles in both accidence and syntax. It aims to be user-friendly, but also to give pupils a firm foundation for further study. Part 1 covered the basics: the main declensions, a range of active tenses, and a vocabulary of 275 Greek words to be learned. Part 2, here issued in a new edition, introduces a wider range of grammatical forms and constructions. This revised edition has been adapted to complete the coverage of requirements for the current GCSE, expanding vocabulary to 480 words. Reading material moves from Socrates and the Sophists to the world of myth, and finally to extended passages of lightly adapted Herodotus. Practice passages and revision sentences for GCSE complete Part 2, which has a reference section covering the whole course.
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Author: John Taylor,Stephen Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502736

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 124

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This is a useful collection of 120 passages from Greek authors, ideal for students at GCSE and A-level. The first half contains twenty adapted passages building up to GCSE level, thirty lightly adapted ones for AS, and ten easy unadapted passages to introduce the translation of verse. The second half contains thirty prose and thirty verse passages of A2 standard, unadapted except by minor omissions. Vocabulary beyond the core assumed at each level is glossed.
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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350003816

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 2341

Essential GCSE Latin is a practical and accessible guide for students. This third edition is updated for the OCR GCSE (9-1) specification (first assessment 2018). It covers all the linguistic requirements for GCSE Latin, providing straightforward and helpful explanations of every grammatical construction. Each point is illustrated with examples and practice sentences (650 in all). With an easily navigable structure and generous cross-referencing, Essential GCSE Latin concentrates on understanding principles and patterns, reducing the need for rote learning. Concise and clear, it is ideal for those on a reduced timetable, or as a supporting grammar and exercise textbook alongside other Latin courses. As a revision guide it provides a fast but comprehensive recap of the language. The book includes a full GCSE vocabulary and a glossary of grammar terms for quick and easy reference. Fifteen practice passages for unseen translation are followed by five complete practice GCSE papers, and additional exercises for the optional English-Latin sentences. The new edition is supported by a companion website with answer keys and further resources, and is endorsed by OCR.
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Author: Marinos Yeroulanos

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784534927

Category: History

Page: 897

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A 2016 Book of the Year, BBC History Magazine Human wisdom is of little or no value', wrote Plato in his Apology. And yet the ancient Greeks, including Plato himself, more than any other people of antiquity were fascinated by the pursuit of the wisdom they called philosophia. That search for knowledge involved an extensive use of maxims and quotations, as we can see from those expressions of Homer prefaced by the phrase 'as people say'. Homer, the Seven Sages and the Pre-Socratic philosophers are still extensively quoted in all the major western languages. Yet for all their popularity, until now there has been no single resource to which interested readers might turn. This unique reference book offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Greek quotations ever committed to print. With its English text matched by the original Greek, the volume collects 7500 entries, ranging from the archaic period to late antiquity, and across philosophy, drama, poetry, history, science and medicine, each indexed with key words to enable fast sourcing. Together, these selections provide an incomparable insight into the glories of Greek civilization.
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A GCSE Reader

Author: John Taylor,Kristian Waite

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350005665

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 6944

Greek Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Classical Greek. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the language. Updated to match the 2016 OCR specification, this edition has been restructured to reflect the new examinations, which now have a single language paper. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE. Section 2 provides 30 differentiated passages of increasing difficulty on historical topics. Section 3 provides 20 shorter passages of uniform length on mythological topics, with comprehension questions, in the style of Section A of the new GCSE language paper. Section 4 provides 20 passages on historical topics, with comprehension and unseen sections, in the style of Section B of the new GCSE language paper. The new edition is supported by a companion website with an answer key and additional passages.
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Author: Malcolm Campbell,Rob Colborn,Frederica Daniele,Benedict Gravell,Sarah Harden,Steven Kennedy,Matthew McCullagh,Charlie Paterson,John Taylor,Claire Webster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 7991

The OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Greek AS and A-Level set text prescriptions giving full Greek text, commentary and vocabulary and a detailed introduction for each text that also covers the prescription to be read in English for A Level. The texts covered are: AS Thucydides, Histories, Book IV: 11–14, 21–23, 26–28 Plato, Apology, 18a7 to 24b2 Homer, Odyssey X: 144–399 Sophocles, Antigone, lines 1–99, 497–525, 531–581, 891–928 A-level Thucydides, Histories, Book IV: 29–40 Plato, Apology, 35e–end Xenophon, Memorabilia, Book 1.II.12 to 1.II.38 Homer, Odyssey IX: 231–460 Sophocles, Antigone, lines 162–222, 248–331, 441–496, 998–1032 Aristophanes, Acharnians, 1–203, 366–392
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Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9Â?1)

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255175

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 7230

First written in response to a JACT survey of over 100 schools, and now endorsed by OCR, this textbook has become a standard resource for students in the UK and for readers across the world who are looking for a clear and thorough introduction to the language of the ancient Greeks. Revised throughout and enhanced by coloured artwork and text features, this edition will support the new OCR specification for Classical Greek (first teaching 2016). Part 1 covers the basics and is self-contained, with its own reference section. It covers the main declensions, a range of active tenses and a vocabulary of 250 Greek words to be learned. Pupil confidence is built up by constant consolidation of the material covered. After the preliminaries, each chapter concentrates on stories with one source or subject: Aesop, Homer's Odyssey and Alexander the Great, providing an excellent introduction to Greek culture alongside the language study. Written by a long-time school teacher and examiner, this two-part course is based on experience of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the understanding of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. It aims to be user-friendly, but also to give pupils a firm foundation for further study.
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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299768

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 2386

Greek Beyond GCSE covers all the linguistic requirements for the OCR AS and A Level in Classical Greek. It aims to bring students to a point where they can tackle original Greek texts with confidence. Although designed as a continuation of Greek to GCSE, it is self-contained and can be used independently. This second edition is brought in line with the current OCR specifications. The first part of the book introduces new constructions accompanied by exercises including the translation of sentences from English to Greek and reading passages(which in the opening chapters are lightly adapted). The next sections provide translation and comprehension passages at both AS and A Level standard, including verse unseens, scansion, and a list of 300 common poetic words (new to this edition). Next come longer unadapted extracts from a range of authors. Finally there is a reference section including a summary of all constructions, a comprehensive grammar, various appendices and a vocabulary of about 1,200 Greek words.
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An Introduction to Writing in the Language of Classical Athens

Author: Stephen Anderson,John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502868

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 2224

Planned as a companion volume to Writing Latin by Richard Ashdowne and James Morwood, this accessible guide to writing Greek is useful for anyone starting Greek prose composition. Part 1 deals with the constituent elements of the simple sentence, and in Part 2 all major constructions are covered, each with thorough explanations and clear examples. Each chapter has either two or three exercises of practice sentences, further supplemented throughout Part 2 by passages for continuous composition. 100 important irregular verbs with their principal parts are listed at the back of the book, and there is a complete vocabulary for all the exercises, a useful learning and revision resource in itself.
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Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9–1)

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255221

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 736

First written in response to a JACT survey of over 100 schools, and now endorsed by OCR, this textbook has become a standard resource for students in the UK and for readers across the world who are looking for a clear and thorough introduction to the language of the ancient Greeks. Revised throughout and enhanced by coloured artwork and text features, this edition will support the new OCR specification for Classical Greek (first teaching 2016). Part 1 covers the basics, whilst Part 2 introduces a wider range of grammatical forms and constructions, with a vocabulary of 435 words and reading material from Socrates and the Sophists to the world of myth, and finally to extended passages of lightly adapted Herodotus. Practice passages, exam papers and revision sentences for GCSE complete Part 2, which has a reference section covering the whole course. Written by a long-time school teacher and examiner, this two-part course is based on experience of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the understanding of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. It aims to be user-friendly, but also to give pupils a firm foundation for further study.
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A GCSE Reader

Author: Henry Cullen,Michael Dormandy,John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350003867

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 524

Latin Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Latin. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the language. Updated to match the 2016 OCR specification, this edition has been restructured to reflect the new examinations, which now have a single language paper. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE. Section 2 provides 30 differentiated passages of increasing difficulty on historical and miscellaneous topics. Section 3 provides 20 shorter passages of uniform length on mythological topics, with comprehension questions, in the style of Section A of the new GCSE language paper. Section 4 provides 20 passages on historical topics, with comprehension and unseen sections, in the style of Section B of the new GCSE language paper. The new edition is supported by a companion website with an answer key and additional passages.
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Love and Relationships and Politics of the Late Republic

Author: Matthew Barr,Lucy Cresswell,Alastair Thorley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350021040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 699

This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers Components 32 and 33 from the 'Beliefs and Ideas' Component Group: Love and Relationships by Matthew Barr and Alastair Thorley Politics of the Late Republic by Lucy Cresswell How was love interpreted and explained by the poets and philosophers of the ancient world? Why was Julius Caesar assassinated? How can we get to the intention behind the rhetoric of ancient sources? This book raises these and other key questions. A-Level students and their teachers will encounter ancient answers to issues ranging from sexuality and the impact of desire to the power of personality in politics. Such important and controversial themes can be examined through the prism of the ancient world. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images. Helpful student features include study questions, quotations from contemporary scholars, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/class-civ-as-a-level.
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Author: Robert West,Lynn Fotheringham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's pro Milone sections 24Â?32, 34Â?35 and 43Â?52, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 53Â?64 (to defendere) and 72Â?80, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. The death of Publius Clodius and the prosecution of Milo for his murder came at a critical point in the history of the late Republic, with Civil War and the collapse of the Republic only three years away. In his passionate defence of Milo, Cicero pleads for the rule of law as a vital counterweight to the anarchy that the gangs of Clodius, and Milo, had created. The published speech was regarded as a masterpiece of oratory in its own time, and is still held to be one of his finest compositions and a model for the presentation of such a defence.
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Author: Eliot Maunder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426607X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Seneca's Letters, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Letters 51, 53 and 57, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English. The most enduringly popular of his works, the Letters are an ideal introduction to both the personal philosophy and the vibrant Latin of Seneca. He writes with wit and modesty to his friend Lucilius about his own, daily struggle to live up to the ideals of Stoicism. Over the course of this selection he covers a great variety of topics including the Stoics' perennial conflict with Fortune, the corrupting influence of a bad environment and the irrational nature of most fear. Composed not long before his own suicide, the Letters also provide an important insight into Seneca's views on death and immortality.
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Author: Christopher Tanfield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Virgil's Aeneid X, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for lines 215–250, 260–307, 362–398 and 426–542. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. In Book X, the story moves from a council of the gods, via a depiction of Aeneas's return by sea to his beleaguered Trojan camp, to a bloody field of battle. We see Aeneas for the first time as a heroic warrior, but also afflicted by the searing pain of loss as the young son of his new ally, entrusted to him by his father, is killed. Aeneas is for now cheated of his revenge, a revenge which is the preoccupation of the rest of the poem. He does, however, slay the son of a champion of the opposition and then the champion himself, in scenes which re-emphasise that pain. The heart of the book, where Aeneas and his allies join the fray, constitutes the OCR selection. It is an immensely powerful confrontation between violence and compassion, cruelty and nobility.
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Author: Jo Gracey-Walker

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471853772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise the AQA Poetry Anthology: Love and Relationships throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of the AQA Poetry Anthology: Love and Relationships as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter
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Author: Henry Cullen,John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474285635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 6279

A companion to Bloomsbury's popular two-volume Greek to GCSE, this is the first course for Latin students that directly reflects the curriculum in a clear, concise and accessible way. Enhanced by colour artwork and text features, the books support the new OCR specification for Latin (first teaching 2016) as well as meeting the needs of later students, both at university and beyond. Written by two experienced school teachers, one also an examiner, the course is based on a keen understanding of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the explanation of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. User-friendly, it also gives pupils a firm foundation for further study. Part 1 covers the basics and is self-contained, with its own reference section. It outlines the main declensions, a range of active tenses and a vocabulary of 275 Latin words to be learned. Pupil confidence is built up by constant consolidation of the material covered. After the preliminaries, each chapter concentrates on stories with one source or subject: the Fall of Troy, the journeys of Aeneas, the founding of Rome and the early kings, providing an excellent introduction to Roman culture alongside the language study.
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A Guide for Beginning Students of Greek and Latin

Author: Donald Fairbairn

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813218667

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 190

View: 8227

Understanding Language includes major sections on the noun and verb systems of the classical languages.
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