OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE by Judith AffleckOCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE by Judith Affleck

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE

EditorJudith Affleck, Clive Letchford

Paperback | October 6, 2016

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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.
Judith Affleck is Head of Classics at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Clive Letchford is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, UK.
Title:OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.6 × 6.75 × 0.7 inPublished:October 6, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1474265480

ISBN - 13:9781474265485


Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Table of Texts How to Use this Book Tips for Translation Timeline Who's Who Map of the Ancient Mediterranean Technical terms Discussion of literary style Homer Odyssey 6.48-159 (2018-2019 prescription) Iliad 3.1-112 (2020-2021prescription) Odyssey 7.184-297 (2022-2023prescription) Herodotus Solon and Croesus; How Alcmaeon was enriched by Croesus (2018-2019 prescription) The Ethiopians; The Power of Custom (2020-2021 prescription) Psammetichus; Crocodiles; Mycerinus; Pygmies (2022-2023 prescription) Euripides Alcestis 280-393 (2018-2019 prescription) Electra 215-331 (2020-2021 prescription) Bacchae 434-508, 800-838 (2022-2023 prescription) Plato Phaedo 59c10-118.19 (2022-2023 prescription) Plutarch A Spartan Childhood (2018-2019 prescription) Lucian Anacharsis and Athletics (2018-2019 prescription) The Isle of the Blest (2020-2021 prescription) OCR Greek GCSE Defined Vocabulary List

Editorial Reviews

Provides a wide selection of mostly unadapted readings from Homer Herodotus (in Attic dialect), Euripides, Plato, Plutarch, and Lucian, enhanced by thorough introductions and fairly heavy glossing of the vocabulary. The overall production of the volume is marked by a similar clarity of presentation (blue and black font, illustrations, notes, etc.) and overall high quality, starting from a generous Introduction and featuring, among other useful items, a 'How to use this book' orientation, some Tips for Translation, a Timeline of events and classical authors, as well as a full 2-page map of the Eastern Mediterranean world, indicating the most important city-states and including Greece, Asia Minor, and North Africa . Affleck and Letchford's OCR Anthology of appealing and generously-framed readings, which span some 1,000 years of Greek culture, will prove a rich and stimulating complement for the third semester (college) or spring of the second-year (high school), culminating in selected original texts of Euripides (Alcestis, Electra, Bacchae), Plato (Phaedo), Plutarch (Life of Lycurgus) and Lucian.