OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE by Clive Letchford


OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE by Clive Letchford

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.

About the Author

Judith Affleck is Head of Classics at King Edward's School, Bath, UK. Clive Letchford is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, UK.

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272 pages


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Publication date

25th August 2016



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