OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE

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Judith Affleck, Clive Letchford
Bloomsbury Publishing, Aug 25, 2016 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Homer
24
Herodotus
83
ALCESTIS 280392 here 1114
141
ELECTRA 215331 here 1117
159
BACCHAE 434508 80038 here 1114
177
Plato PHAEDO 59c60a 115bd 116bd 117c118a
197
Plutarch and Lucian
216
OCR GREEK GCSE DEFINED VOCABULARY LIST
259

DISCUSSING LITERARY STYLE
22

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About the author (2016)

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.

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