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OCR GCSE Latin - new specification (J281) and Short Course (J081)


For examination in June 2015


UNIT A403 LATIN PROSE LITERATURE


Section A: Extracts from the section entitled 'Vice and virtue' in OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE (OUP)

ISBN 9870198329329

Higher Tier

Cicero: The corruption and cruelty of Verres and Cleomenes

Livy: The bravery of Mucius Scaevola and Cloelia

Foundation Tier

Cicero: The corruption and cruelty of Verres and Cleomenes

Livy: The bravery of Mucius Scaevola and Cloelia, lines 1-35 (senatum … aderunt)


Section B: Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776

Higher Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-39 (C. Plinius Nepoti suo S. ... vale)

Foundation Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-12 (aegrotabat … reliquisset)



For examination in June 2015


UNIT A404 LATIN VERSE LITERATURE


Section A: Extracts from the section entitled 'Land and sea' in OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE (OUP)

ISBN 9870198329329

Higher Tier

Horace: A traveller’s tale

Virgil: A storm at sea

Horace: The ship of state in troubled waters

Foundation Tier

Horace: A traveller’s tale, lines 1-34 (egressum … amicus) and 47-72 (tendimus … viaeque est)

Virgil: A storm at sea


Section B: Selections from Virgil Aeneid 9: Nisus and Euryalus

The Latin text printed on the examination papers will be that of the Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)

IBSN 0-19-814653-1

Higher Tier

Lines 176-196, 308-323, 339-356, 367-445

Foundation Tier

Lines 308-323, 367-445


For examination in June 2016


UNIT A404 LATIN VERSE LITERATURE

Section A:


Section B: Selections from Virgil Aeneid 9: Nisus and Euryalus

The Latin text printed on the examination papers will be that of the Oxford Classical Text (ed. Mynors)

IBSN 0-19-814653-1

Higher Tier

Lines 176-196, 308-323, 339-356, 367-445

Foundation Tier

Lines 308-323, 367-445


For examination in June 2016


UNIT A403 LATIN PROSE LITERATURE


Section A:


Section B: Selections from Cambridge Latin Anthology (CUP) ISBN 9780521578776

Higher Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-39 (C. Plinius Nepoti suo S. ... vale)

Foundation Tier

Pliny: Avunculus meus (A day in the life of Pliny the Elder; The death of Pliny the Elder)

Pliny: Arria, lines 1-12 (aegrotabat … reliquisset)


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A2 Level Latin


For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 verse set texts will be:


Virgil, Aeneid IV. 1–299. The rest of the book should be read in English translation.

Propertius, Elegies III. 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 25 ed. W Camps (BCP) ISBN 0862921163.


From June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 unseen verse author will be:


Ovid (hexameters).


From June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 prose set texts will be:


Tacitus, Annals XV. 20–23, 33–45 ed. N Miller (BCP) ISBN 1853994340

Sallust, Bellum Catilinae, 14–29 ed. P McGushin (BCP) ISBN 090651519X.

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OCR GCSE Greek - new specification


For examination IN JUNE 2015


Unit B403 Classical Greek Prose Literature


Section A: Selections from Herodotus

Section XI: Captures of Babylon B, Second Capture, by Darius

The text will be taken from Tales from Herodotus (pages 33–38) eds GS Farnell and M Goff

(Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 9780862920913

Candidates will be expected to have read the introduction to Section XI and the accompanying notes.


Section B: Selections from Lucian

Lucian A True Story, Sections 7, 8 and 9, omitting sections 9b (12 lines) and 9c (10 lines)

The text will be taken from Lucian (pages 40–54) ed Keith C. Sidwell (Bristol Classical Press) ISBN 09065

1536X


For examination IN JUNE 2015


Unit B404 Classical Greek Verse Literature


Section A: Selections from Homer Odyssey XXI

Homer Odyssey XXI, lines 288–423

The text will be taken from: Homer Odyssey XXI

Four Greek Authors ed E C Kennedy (Duckworth/BCP) ISBN 0333063872


Section B: Selections from Euripides Iphigenia in Aulis

Euripides: Iphigenia in Aulis, lines 1–55, 155–201, 280–309

The text will be taken from Euripides: Scenes from Iphigenia in Aulis & Iphigenia in Tauris ed. E C Kennedy

(Bristol Classical Press) ISBN 0-906515-97-1


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A2 Level Greek

 For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 verse set texts will be:


Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1–77, 300–428, 532–582, 1369–1415. The rest of the play should be read in English translation.


Aristophanes, Clouds 80–128, 961–1008, 1399–1475. The rest of the play should be read in English translation.



For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 unseen verse author will be:


Euripides (iambic trimeters).



For examination from June 2013 to June 2015, inclusive, the A2 unseen prose author will be:


Thucydides


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