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Key Stage 5 Classics

Classics Topics covered Nature of course Useful books
1.  World of the Hero

 

– Homer’s Odyssey

– Virgil’s Aeneid

Written exam

2hrs 20 minutes

100 marks

40% of A level

– Homer’s The Odyssey by D.C.H. Rieu (Penguin)

– Virgil’s The Aeneid by D. West (Penguin)

2.  Culture and the Arts – Greek Theatre Written exam

1hr 45 minutes

75 marks

30% of A level

– Sophocles’ Oedipus the King by Fagles in Three Theban Plays (Penguin)

– Euripides’ Bacchae (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)

– Aristophanes’ Frogs (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)

 

3.  Beliefs and Ideas – Love and relationships in the ancient world Written exam

1hr 45 minutes

75 marks

30% of A level

– Sappho

– Ovid Ars Amatoria Book 3

– Seneca on love

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