Latin Stories A GCSE Reader by Henry Cullen, Michael Dormandy, John Taylor
  

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Latin Stories A GCSE Reader by Henry Cullen, Michael Dormandy, John Taylor

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. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE paper Language 1. Section 2 provides 30 passages at the level of the GCSE paper Language 2, with its more demanding grammar and vocabulary requirements. Section 3 provides 40 longer passages in the style of current GCSE papers, with comprehension questions as well as sections for translation: 20 for Language 1 (stories from mythology or Roman life) and 20 for Language 2 (stories from Greek and Roman history).

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Teachers in the English school system will find this an enormously useful resource to provide comprehensive practice for their students preparing for the current prescriptions in the GCSE. -- Bryn Mawr Classical Review Bryn Mawr Classical Review

About the Author

Henry Cullen teaches Classics at Winchester College, UK, and is co-author with John Taylor of a new two-volume course, Latin to GCSE (Bloomsbury, 2016). Michael Dormandy has taught ancient languages at Ashford School and Oxford University, UK. He has published on early modern Latin and is currently undertaking research in Greek textual criticism at Cambridge University, UK. John Taylor was for many years Head of Classics at Tonbridge School, UK, and is now Lecturer in Classics at Manchester University, UK. He is an experienced examiner of Ancient Greek and the author of the widely used textbooks Essential GCSE Latin (3rd edition, Bloomsbury, 2017); Latin Beyond GCSE (2nd edition, Bloomsbury, 2017), and with Henry Cullen, the new two-volume course Latin to GCSE (Bloomsbury, 2016).

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Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Henry Cullen, Michael Dormandy, John Taylor
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Publisher

Bristol Classical Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

21st July 2011

ISBN

9781853997464


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