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Educational: literature in languages other than English

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Tacitus, Annals IV: A Selection

Tacitus, Annals IV: A Selection

Author: Robert (Wellington College, UK) Cromarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Tacitus' Annals IV, sections 1-4 (... non adversus habebatur), 7-12, and 39-41, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 52-54, 57-60, 67-71 and 74-75, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed sections to be read in English for A Level. It is AD 23 and we are in the ninth year of the reign of Rome's second emperor, Tiberius. Increasingly he has come to rely on the assistance of the Praetorian Prefect, Lucius Aelius Sejanus, in the running of Rome. But Sejanus has ambitions beyond being a mere assistant, extending even as far as the imperial throne itself. Tacitus vividly portrays the machinations of Sejanus as he attempts to manoeuvre himself into a position to assume the ultimate authority, characterising the period as one dominated by villainy, betrayal and deceit. Resources are available on the Companion Website.

Virgil Aeneid XII: A Selection

Virgil Aeneid XII: A Selection

Author: James (Head of Classics, Tonbridge School, UK) Burbidge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Aeneid Book XII, lines 1-106, 614-727, and the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Aeneid Book XII, lines 728-952, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Aeneid XII is the final book of Virgil's Roman epic. The war fought between Aeneas' refugee Trojans and the people of Latium here reaches a bloody, moving climax. The OCR selection contains two scenes of rich emotion focussed on the Italian war-leader Turnus as he reacts to military defeat and crisis, followed by the full narrative of the decisive single combat between Turnus and Aeneas with which the poem concludes. This is one of the great passages in Latin literature - grand in content and style, complex and challenging in its subject matter. Resources are available on the Companion Website.

Livy, History of Rome I: A Selection

Livy, History of Rome I: A Selection

Author: John (Head of Classics, Downside School, UK) Storey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Livy's History of Rome, Book I, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for chapters 53-54, 56 (haec agenti ...)-60, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English. Livy is one of the great Roman historians. His History of Rome, written in the late-1st century BCE, covered more than 700 years from the foundation of the city to his own era. In this selection he provides an account of the reign of the last King of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus, the rape of Lucretia by the King's son, and the overthrow of the monarchy and establishment of Republican government by Brutus. These dramatic events must be read in the context of Livy's perspective as an author writing at the very beginning of the Imperial period. Resources are available on the Companion Website.

Cicero, Pro Cluentio: A Selection

Cicero, Pro Cluentio: A Selection

Author: Matthew (Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, UK) Barr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's Pro Cluentio, sections 1-7 and 10-11, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 27-32 and 35-37, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed poems to be read in English for A Level. In 66 BC, Aulus Cluentius Habitus was tried for the attempted murder of Statius Albius Oppianicus the Elder. The prosecutor was Sassia, Cluentius' own mother. Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous statesman, orator and lawyer, defended Cluentius in his Pro Cluentio, a persuasive oratorical tour de force. The selections in this edition prove that Cicero was not above using character assassinations in his speeches, first attacking Oppianicus the Elder, then Sassia in a vivid, melodramatic narrative which distracts and diverts the jury from Cluentius' alleged crimes. Resources are available on the Companion Website.

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek AS and A Level: 2021-2023

OCR Anthology for Classical Greek AS and A Level: 2021-2023

Author: Simon (Head of Classics & Humanities, Wellington College, UK) Allcock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

The only exam-board approved book for OCR's Greek AS and A-Level set text prescriptions for 2021-23 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 and A Level Groups 1&3 Thucydides, Histories, Book 6, 19 to 6.32 Plato, Symposium, 189c2 to 194e2 Homer, Odyssey 1, lines 213-444 Sophocles, Ajax, lines 1-133, 284-347, 748-783 A Level Groups 2&4 Thucydides, Histories, Book 6, 47 to 50.1 and 53 to 61 Plato, Symposium, 201d to end of 206b Plutarch, Alcibiades, X.1.1 to XVI.5 Homer, Odyssey 6, lines 85-331 Sophocles, Ajax, lines 430-582, 646-692, 815-865 Aristophanes, Clouds, lines 1-242 Resources are available on the Companion Website.

Ovid, Heroides: A Selection

Ovid, Heroides: A Selection

Author: Christina (Teacher of Classics, Brentwood School, UK, Brentwood School, UK) Tsaknaki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Heroides, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Heroides I lines 1-68, and Heroides VII lines 1-140, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English. Ovid's Heroides is a unique collection of poetry, in which famous mythological heroines write letters to the men who have abandoned them. They offer a new perspective on the otherwise male-centred mythological tradition. Heroides I (from Penelope) and VII (from Dido) respond to the most famous Classical epics, Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid, by presenting a new, less positive, angle on the two famous epic heroes. Through his heroines' unique voices, Ovid plays with literary tradition, inviting us all to take a side: epic heroism or loyalty in love? Resources are available on the Companion Website.

Catullus: A Selection of Poems

Catullus: A Selection of Poems

Author: John (Independent Scholar, UK) Godwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Catullus' poems 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 40, 70, 76, 85, 88, 89, 91 and 107, and the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of poems 1, 34, 62 and 64 lines 124-264, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed poems to be read in English for A Level. The poetry of Catullus is some of the most accessible and vivid literature ever composed. Yeats described his poems as ones which 'young men, tossing on their beds/ rhymed out in love's despair/ to flatter beauty's ignorant ear' and this selection reveals a writer baring his feelings on the page in lines of unforgettable force. He is rude and crude when he wants to be, but also elegant and wistful, sometimes in the same poem. Above all, he recreates what it was to be a young poet in the heady world of the Roman republic. Resources are available on the Companion Website.

Goodnight, My Love! (Greek English Bilingual Book)

Goodnight, My Love! (Greek English Bilingual Book)

Author: Shelley Admont, Kidkiddos Books Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2020

Goodnight, My Love! (Danish English Bilingual Book)

Goodnight, My Love! (Danish English Bilingual Book)

Author: Shelley Admont, Kidkiddos Books Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2020