Latin Stories

A GCSE Reader

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Author: Henry Cullen,Michael Dormandy,John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350003867

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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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.

Greek Stories

A GCSE Reader

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Author: John Taylor,Kristian Waite

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9781780932125

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Greek Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Classical Greek. It offers 100 passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and drawn from a wide range of ancient sources. They are intended to increase fluency in oral and written translation, and to provide practice for GCSE. Generous help is given, with glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the Ancient Greek language.

Greek Stories

A GCSE Reader

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Author: John Taylor,Kristian Waite

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350005665

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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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.

Essential GCSE Latin

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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472510119

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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A clear, concise and comprehensive guide to Latin language, grammar and vocabulary for GCSE students.

Short Latin Stories

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Author: Philip Dunlop

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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The entertaining stories in this collection bring variety to standard Latin material offered in language courses, and can be used for blind translation practice. Dunlop has culled these stories from a number of sources: Graeco-Roman fables, Greek and Roman myth and history, and traditional tales. Graded in both vocabulary and grammatical complexity, with a complete glossary at the end of the book, Short Latin Stories is an excellent literary companion to the Cambridge Latin Course as it includes cross-references to the program's appropriate stages.

Latin to GCSE

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Author: Henry Cullen,John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474285635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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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.

Latin Beyond GCSE

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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299881

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

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Latin Beyond GCSE covers all the linguistic requirements for the OCR AS and A Level in Latin. It aims to bring students to a point where they can tackle original Latin texts with confidence. Although designed as a continuation of Latin to GCSE, it is self-contained and can be used independently. This new edition is brought in line with the new OCR specifications and is supported with companion website resources including further practice passages and worksheets for students. The first part of the book introduces new constructions and the translation of sentences from English to Latin, with reading passages at AS standard. The next sections provide translation and comprehension passages at AS and A-level, including verse unseens, scansion, and a list of 300 common poetic words. 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, and a general vocabulary of about 1200 Latin words.

Reading Ovid

Stories from the Metamorphoses

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Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521849012

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin

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Author: John F. Collins

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813206677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 451

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The chief aim of this primer is to give the student, within one year of study, the ability to read ecclesiastical Latin. Collins includes the Latin of Jerome's Bible, of canon law, of the liturgy and papal bulls, of scholastic philosophers, and of the Ambrosian hymns, providing a survey of texts from the fourth century through the Middle Ages. An "Answer Key" to this edition is now available. Please see An Answer Key to A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, prepared by John Dunlap.

Latin Language Tests for Levels 1 and 2 and GCSE

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Author: Ashley Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147251999X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This collection of tests provides practice for students preparing to take the new Latin language examinations at the WJEC examination board Levels 1 and 2. It also includes tests similar to those used in the OCR examination board GCSE examinations. The book is divided into five sections, each devoted to a different format or level of tests. Words that are not expected to be known at each level are glossed. The range of grammatical and syntactical features is similar to that found in the public examinations. The tests are designed to cover translation and comprehension of specially constructed stories in Latin. Readers are not expected to have familiarity with any particular course book, and the stories may also be used simply as a graduated Latin reader, if desired. Also available from Bloomsbury: Latin Language Tests, by Mark Schemes 9781853997525

Prose Unseens for A-Level Latin

A Guide through Roman History

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Author: Mathew Owen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474269176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This volume is designed to accompany the OCR A-Level specification in Latin (first teaching September 2016), with practice unseen passages from Livy, the set prose for Paper 1, together with passages from a selection of other writers to support Paper 2, for which no author is set. A bank of 80 passages aims to take Sixth Form students from the level of heavily adapted post-GCSE ('AS'-equivalent) passages and develop their knowledge and skills to reach A-Level standard. But this is not just a book of unseen passages: there is a chronological progression through the unseens in order to give the reader a sense of the narrative of Roman history, exploring key events through the words of original texts. Every passage begins with an introduction, outlining the basic content of the passage, followed by a 'lead-in' sentence, paraphrasing the few lines before the passage begins. Part 1 passages are straight translation exercises on the model of the A-Level Paper 1. They also feature, however, a 'Discendum' box, highlighting a facet of Latin prose with which students may not be familiar, or extension questions on grammar and style. Part 2 passages are accompanied by questions on comprehension, translation and grammar, replicating the demands of Paper 2 in full. An extensive word list is provided in the form of checklists which build the reader's knowledge of the most commonly occurring words and phrases in Latin prose. The passages are punctuated with discussions of Roman history during the periods covered in the passages, and a comprehensive introduction includes portraits of the authors featured in the book, as well as grammatical reminders to help readers deal with both the trickier elements of unseen prose and with A-Level grammatical analysis questions.

Greek Beyond GCSE

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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299776

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

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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.

Latin Unseens for A Level

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Author: Ashley Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502728

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

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This collection of Latin unseen passages forms a companion volume to Latin Momentum Tests for GCSE, and is intended to be used similarly by students preparing for examinations at AS, A2 and AEA levels. The largest section is set at AS level and comprises prose passages forming a coherent story based on original sources but simplified to maintain a level of difficulty appropriate for this level. The text assumes the student will have a working knowledge of a typical vocabulary list of about 1000 words. Most of the rest of the passages are, with rare exceptions, un-adapted Latin, both prose and verse, taken from the authors used in the examinations. Difficult or rare words are glossed. The last few passages are of a standard of difficulty appropriate to AEA level. All passages are of a similar length and format to those used in the examinations. One sample mark scheme has been included to give teachers and students some insight into how these unseens are marked in the examinations.

Greek to GCSE:

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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9781853996566

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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This course was written in response to a JACT (Joint Association of Classical Teachers) survey of over 100 schools. It offers a fast-track route to GCSE for those with limited time. It 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. The course has been tested and refined in 15 schools over the last three years. Part 1 covers the basics: the main declensions, a range of active tenses and a vocabulary of 275 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, the "Odyssey" and Alexander the Great. Part 1 is self-contained, with its own reference section.

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE

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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.

Latin Momentum Tests for GCSE

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Author: Ashley Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472502701

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

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This collection of 15 tests is modelled on those used in GCSE examinations. The first few are at the standard of Foundation Tier and provide appropriate practice for Foundation Tier candidates as well as an easier introduction to the harder tests for Higher Tier candidates. The remaining tests are designed for Higher Tier candidates. All the tests contain a range of grammatical and syntactical features appropriate for GCSE and assume a basic knowledge of about 500 words of vocabulary; other words and proper names are glossed. Each test consists of three sections: a passage of about 60 words, tested by simple comprehension questions; a passage of about 100 words, for translation; and a passage of about 90 words, tested by more demanding questions. A gradient of difficulty is maintained throughout the Latin. Each test also has two mark schemes, suitable for use by the teacher or by the student for self-assessment.

A Loeb Classical Library Reader

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674996168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from thirty-three of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction--giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes. The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The Loeb Classical Library Reader offers a unique sampling of this treasure trove. In these pages you will find, for example: Odysseus tricking the Cyclops in order to escape from the giant's cave; Zeus creating the first woman, Pandora, cause of mortals' hardships ever after; the Athenian general Nicias dissuading his countrymen from invading Sicily; Socrates, condemned to die, saying farewell; a description of Herod's fortified palace at Masada; Cicero's thoughts on what we owe our fellow men; Livy's description of the rape of the Sabine women; Manilius on the signs of the zodiac; Pliny's observation of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. Here you can enjoy looking in on people, real and imaginary, who figure prominently in ancient history, and on notable events. Here, too, you can relish classical poetry and comedy, and get a taste of the ideas characteristic of the splendid culture to which we are heir.

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek AS and A Level

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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

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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

Greek to GCSE: Part 1

Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9Â?1)

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Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255175

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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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.

Different Class

A Novel

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Author: Joanne Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501155512

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Originally published: Great Britain: Doubleday, 2016.