Greek to GCSE For OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9-1) by John Taylor


Greek to GCSE For OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9-1) by John Taylor

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.

About the Author

John Taylor was for many years Head of Classics at Tonbridge School, UK, and is now Lecturer in Greek and Latin at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of Greek Beyond GCSE and co-author of Greek Stories (with Kristian Waite) and Greek Unseen Translation and Writing Greek (both with Stephen Anderson). These and his new companion course, Latin to GCSE, co-written with Henry Cullen, are all published by Bloomsbury.

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368 pages


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Publication date

25th August 2016



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