A level Latin prescribed texts

AS Level

L2 Prescribed Texts
Candidates are expected to prepare two set texts: one verse and one prose. Approximately 225 lines will be set from each set text. The set texts will be examined for three years.

From June 2009 to June 2011 inclusive the AS set texts will be:

  • Ovid Metamorphoses VIII. 6-121 125 exige poenas —235.
  • Cicero, In Catilinam 1.1-19 … adhibere non posit) ed. H Gould & J Whiteley (BCP) ISBN 082920140.

From June 2012 to June 2014 inclusive the AS set texts will be:

  • Ovid, Amores III. 2, 4, 5, 14.
  • Cicero, In Verrem 2,1. 53-69 aspendum vetus oppidum … pepercissent

Except where a particular edition is prescribed, centres are free to use any complete edition of the prescribed text as they choose. Where variant readings occur in a text of which a particular edition is not prescribed, examiners will use the most recent Oxford Classical Text Clarendon Press,
Oxford); with such modifications as seem appropriate to them.

A2 Level

Candidates are expected to prepare one verse set text. Approximately 300 lines will be set from each set text. The set texts will be examined for three years.

From June 2010 to June 2012, inclusive, the A2 verse set texts will be:

  • Virgil, Aeneid 1.1-38, 50-123, 157-179, 223-360, 387-392, 418-438. The rest of the book should be read in English translation.
  • Catullus, poems 1, 2, 3, 4, 7-13, 22, 63, 70 ed. K Quinn (BCP) ISBN 1853994979.

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.

Except where a particular edition is prescribed, centres are free to use any complete edition of the prescribed text as they choose. Where variant readings occur in a text of which a particular edition is not prescribed, examiners will use the most recent Oxford Classical Text (Clarendon Press, Oxford), with such modifications as seem appropriate to them.
From June 2010 to June 2012, inclusive, the A2 unseen verse author will be:

  • Ovid (elegiacs).

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

  • Ovid (hexameters).

Candidates are expected to prepare one prose set text. Approximately 300 lines will be set from each set text. The set texts will be examined for three years.

From June 2010 to June 2012, inclusive, the A2 prose set texts will be:

  • Tacitus Annals 14.1-16 Ed. Woodcock (BCP)
  • Livy Book 23.2-9

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

  • Tacitus Annals 15.20-23, 33-45 Ed. N. Millar (BCP)
  • Sallust: Bellum Catilinae 14-29 Ed. McGushin (BCP)

From June 2010 to June 2012, inclusive, the A2 unseen prose author will be:

  • Caesar.

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

  • Livy.

Community diggers unearth Roman road in Minshull Vernon

Crewe and Nantwich Guardian

4:50pm Sunday 7th September 2008

By Mark Hilditch »

MORE than 40 people gathered in the field behind St Peter’s Church in
Minshull Vernon to take part in a community archaeological dig.

They unearthed a cross-section of the surface of a Roman road running from Whitchurch to Middlewich.

It turned out to be in fine condition, probably because this particular stretch had not been ploughed in modern times.

And the surface was so well preserved that it seems to have been accumulating water in the soil above it.

The would-be archaeologists, under expert guidance, found the cobbled road surface about 25cms below the surface.

The stones had probably been brought from a nearby stream or river.

The life and times of the Romans were brought to life by a Roman soldier who made a dramatic appearance.

He was able to explain why the road had been built and how
important it was not just for transporting salt and other materials but
also for maintaining Roman rule and civilization.

A piece of red earthenware also found in the dig is thought to be
Roman and finds from other parts of Cheshire were on display in the
hall.

Details of the finds are being reported to Chester Archaeology.

Reverend Philip Goggin said: “We were delighted to receive the whole-hearted participation of so many young people and adults.

“We believe everyone went away with a refreshed sense of history and tradition, and a greater sense of community.

“Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of the day.”

The biggest Roman amphitheatres on Google Earth

See the maps and pictures here.

All posts now transferred to this blog

Thanks to the expertise of my son, all articles posted since 2004 on the previous blog (that’s more than 2,500 articles) have been transferred to this WordPress blog.

The old blog will probably stay on line for a while, to give time for search engines to pick up the new location.