Latin and Greek : Set Texts


GCSE Latin

Examination
Year
Prose Literature A
J282/02
Prose Literature B
J282/03
Verse Literature A
J282/04
Verse Literature B
J282/05
Specimen Paper (J282/02) Specimen Paper (J282/03) Specimen Paper (J282/04) Specimen Paper (J282/05)
2020 and 2021 Oxford Latin Anthology
Land and sea
A governor travels to his province (Pliny)
A difficult landing (Caesar)
Hannibal crosses the Alps (Livy)
Cambridge Latin Anthology
Germanicus et Piso
Piso in Syria, The death of Germanicus, Mourning, Revenge (Tacitus)
personae non gratae
Regulus (lines 1–19 assem …detestatur) (Pliny)
Oxford Latin Anthology
Passions and Poisons
A snake’s poison stirs passion (Virgil)
Medea’s impassioned plea to Jason (Ovid)
Catullus struggles with love (Catullus)
Virgil
Aeneid Book 2, lines 506–558, 705–740, 768–794
2022 and 2023 Oxford Latin Anthology
Conflict and conquest
Bravery and strategy in battle (Caesar)
Inspiration for the fight (lines 1–37, Boudicca … finivit) (Tacitus)
Marital Conflict (Cicero)
Cambridge Latin Anthology
sagae Thessalae (lines 1–96, iuvenis … obtexi) (Apuleius)
personae non gratae
Pythius (Cicero)
Cambridge Latin Anthology
Echo et Narcissus (lines 1–82, aspicit … albis)
amor
How many kisses? (Catullus)
Conflicting emotions (Martial)
Love will not let the poet sleep (Petronius)
Virgil
Aeneid Book 6, lines 295–316, 384–416, 679–712, 752–759, 788–800

GCSE Greek

Examination
Year
Prose Literature A
J292/02
Prose Literature B
J292/03
Verse Literature A
J292/04
Verse Literature B
J292/05
Specimen Paper (J292/02) Specimen Paper (J292/03) Specimen Paper (J292/04) Specimen Paper (J292/05)
2020 and 2021 Herodotus
The Ethiopians (Section XVb)
The Power of Custom (Section XX)

from Tales from Herodotus
Lucian
Shangri-La (Section 10)
The Homeric Question (Section 11)
Face that launched 1000 ships (Section 12)

from Lucian (ed. K. Sidwell): Vera Historia
Homer
Iliad, Book 3 lines 1–112
Euripides
Electra, lines 215–331
2022 and 2023 Herodotus
Psammetichus (Section II)
Crocodiles (Section III)
Mycerinus (Section IV)
Pygmies (XVa)

from Tales from Herodotus
Plato
Phaedo (The death of Socrates) (Section 59c10 to Section 118, line 19)

from Plato: The Martyrdom of Socrates (ed. F Doherty)
Homer
Odyssey, Book 7 lines 184–297
Euripides
Bacchae, lines 434–508 & 800–838

The passages printed on the paper will be taken from: OCR Anthology for Classical Greek GCSE (Affleck and Letchford), ISBN: 9781474265485.

AS Latin

Examination
Year
Prose text H043/02 Verse text H043/02
Either or Either or
Specimen Paper (H043/02)
2019 and 2020 Cicero
Philippic II 44–50 & 78–92
Tacitus
Histories I, 4-7, 12-14, 17-23 & 26
Virgil
Aeneid XI, 1-224
Horace
Satires 1.1 (lines 1–12, 28–100); 1.3 (lines 25–75) and 2.2 (lines 1–30, 70–111)
2021 and 2022 Cicero
Pro Cluentio 1-7 & 10-11
Tacitus
Annals IV, 1-4, 7-12 & 39-41
Virgil
Aeneid XII, 1-106 & 614-727
Catullus
Poems 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 40, 70, 76, 85, 88, 89, 91 and 107

AS Greek

Examination
Year
Prose text H044/02 Verse text H044/02
Either or Either or
2019 and 2020 Herodotus
History, Book 7, 5-10
Plato
Phaedo 62c9 to 67e6
Homer
Iliad 18, 1–38, 50–238
Euripides
Medea 271–355, 663–758 and 869–905
2021 and 2022 Thucydides
Histories Book 6, 19-32
Plato
Symposium, 189c2 to 194e2
Homer
Odyssey 1, 213–444
Sophocles
Ajax 1–133, 284–347 and 748–783

A Level Latin

Examination
Year
Prose Literature H443/03 Verse Literature H443/04
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
2020 and 2021 Cicero
Philippic II, 44–50 and 78–92
Cicero
Philippic II, 100–119

English: 78-99

Virgil
Aeneid XI, 1-224
Virgil
Aeneid XI, 498–521, 532–596, 648–689, 725–835

English: Virgil, Aeneid Book XI
or or or or
Tacitus
Histories I: 4-7, 12–14, 17–23, 26
Tacitus
Histories I: 27–36, 39–44, 49

English: Tacitus, Histories I, 17–26, 37–38, 45–48

Horace
Satires 1.1 lines 1–12, 28–100; 1.3 lines 25–75; 2.2 lines 1–30, 70–111
Horace
Odes 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6

English: Horace, Odes 3.1, 3.7, 3.8, 3.11, 3.12, 3.16, 3.30

or or
Apuleius
Metamorphoses V, 11-24
English: Metamorphoses IV 28-35 and V 1-10
Ovid
Amores 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.10, 2.12
English: Ovid Amores 2.1, 2.9 both parts, 2.11, 2.15, 2.17, 2.18
Specimen Paper (H443/03) Specimen Paper (H443/03)

A Level Greek

Examination
Year
Prose Literature H444/03 Verse Literature H444/04
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
2018 and 2019 Thucydides
Histories, Book 4, 11–14, 21–23 and 26–28
Thucydides
Histories, Book 4, 29–40
English: Thucydides, Histories, Book 4, 1–28
Homer
Odyssey 10, lines 144–399
Homer
Odyssey 9, lines 231–460
English: rest of Odyssey 9, and all of book 10
or or or or
Plato
Apology 18a7 to 24b2
Plato
Apology 35e to the end
English: rest of Plato Apology
Sophocles
Antigone, lines 1–99, 497–525, 531–581, 891–928
Sophocles
Antigone, lines 162–222, 248–331, 441–496, 998–1032
English: rest of Sophocles’ Antigone
or or
Xenophon
Memorabilia, Book 1.II.12 to 1.II.38
English: Xenophon, Memorabilia, Book 1.I.1 to 1.II.62
Aristophanes
Acharnians 1–203, 366–392
English: rest of Aristophanes’ Acharnians
Specimen Paper (H444/03) Specimen Paper (H444/04)