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I was browsing the discussions, and I couldn't help but feel a little bit disappointed at the huge empty space there was next to 'Latin', so I thought I might start something up. If anybody is doing Latin at the moment, speak up! If you are interested in learning Latin/Greek and not quite sure what it entails, ask away here! I promise to give you a fair and unbaised answer :)

Anyway, any body doing Latin? Even if you hate it, I would love to speak to you. I'm doing Latin and Greek next year at AS level (*gulp*), so does anybody want a chat?

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Posted: 10-03-11 19:48 by Rebecca

I do Latin, and I'm doing it for A level too. I must be crazy(:

Posted: 19-03-11 10:00 by hiuu billy

Nah, not crazy; just unusual, brave and very clever!

Good luck :) What other A levels are you doing?

Posted: 20-03-11 17:21 by Rebecca

i'm doing latin for gcse too :) i really want to do it for a level but my mum thinks i'll end up hating it because it's quite hard.. :/ i'm doing english lit, french and philosophy for as level :) how about you?

Posted: 31-03-11 18:05 by self-confessed worrier :/

I am doing Latin, Greek, History and Music next year :)

Posted: 01-04-11 20:23 by Rebecca

wow! nice and difficult then :) all the girls in my school are doing at least 1 science or maths next year.. do you ever feel that people look at you weird when you tell then that you are not doing 'conventional' subjects?

Posted: 01-04-11 22:08 by self-confessed worrier :/

Greek?! wow! you're brave! i'm doing latin at GCSE and its like having to revise for a whole extra set of GCSEs!!! my school doesnt offer Latin at ALevel, but im going for the mathematical subjects anyway, and history, but woah, you have my upmost respect for choosing latin at alevel! i take my hat off to you!

Posted: 02-04-11 17:19 by Samantha Avey

latin does rock! and totally - they say the sciences are the hardest but i don't agree! i think too many people do them that those subject have almost lost their appeal :) i wish my school let us do greek.. one of our teachers teaches it at a lunch time for a level latin students so i can't wait :)

Posted: 03-04-11 11:50 by self-confessed worrier :/

I do Greek and Latin AS currently and and love them! I'm hoping to study Classics at uni :)  

Posted: 03-04-11 20:44 by Annika Mathews

i'm soo happy that you like it :) i really really want to do Latin :) i think Greek is fascinating too :)

Posted: 04-04-11 16:11 by self-confessed worrier :/

I'm really happy that there is a group of people that are doing Latin and Greek here!

I can't wait to do them both next year, AS year :)

It's good to know that teachers are teaching Greek at lunch times even if it isn't officially offered on  the curriculum, I hope you like it!

I would love to study Classics at uni :) I hope it all goes well for everybody!

Rebecca

:)

Posted: 09-04-11 18:10 by Rebecca

Oh, I'm doing Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Latin, so I don't really need Latin but I like it and wanted something different from sciencey stuff. I'm in year 11 now, just realised I made it sound like I was doing my A levels now d:. Do you do OCR Latin?

Posted: 15-04-11 08:49 by hiuu billy

Yep, OCR Latin. As far as I'm aware, OCR is the only exam board that offer Latin and Greek! What Set Texts are you all doing? I'm doing Aenied 2, Germanicus et Piso, 'personae non gratae' (about Canius and Pythius) and Clodia.

:)

Posted: 15-04-11 11:41 by Rebecca

Yeah, we do them too. I hate Germanicus and Piso): I always do rubbish on it. The others are okay, it just takes me ages to learn them.

Posted: 15-04-11 12:53 by hiuu billy

I think Germanicus and Piso is pretty good. It takes me a while to learn the Verse, because the vocab is so strange, and most of it isn't on the vocab list. What do you think of the Language?

:)

Posted: 15-04-11 14:35 by Rebecca

The language is fine.. I usually do better in language than lit. tests, because I like languages. I haven't really started revising Latin that much though because all the Latin exams are in June. I've been concentrating on sciences. You must be really clever though, if you do Greek as well as Latin d:. I don't think I'd be able to manage it, but I wouldn't really know because we don't have Greek here. (:

Posted: 15-04-11 16:23 by hiuu billy

Greek isn't that much more difficult than Latin, it is just the time limit. We have been learning Latin since Year 8 (you?) but I only started Greek in Year 10. So in 2 years, I have had to learn the language and all the lit passages! So yeah, it isn't the actual Greek that is hard, it is just the fact that it is all such a rush! Starting Latin revision, I have learnt the Verse and some of the Lit. Just mulling over some vocabularly too at the moment!

:)

Posted: 15-04-11 18:50 by Rebecca

Hi everyone,

I'm doing latin for GCSE as well and it looks like we're all doing the same thing because I'm doing the OCR course as well and I'm doing the same literature. I would love to talk to you guys about it because I find it really hard to learn the literature really thoroughly. Any advice would be very welcome :)

Posted: 18-04-11 10:40 by Hannah Ralphs

I'm doing Latin GCSE too, but doing totally different Literature to everyone else! Our class is doing Tacitus, the poisoning of Claudius and Ciecero, 'pro Cluentio' for prose and Ovid 'Tristia' Sulpicia 1, Horace 'Odes' and Catullus 8,51,70,85,101 for verse.

It could be just the different sections in the exam.

Any advice on learning all of this would be really helpful :) Thanks.

Posted: 18-04-11 13:18 by Alicia White

Alice, are you doing the OCR course? I'm not sure if any other exam boards do latin but if you're doing a different exam board then that's why they could be different.

Posted: 18-04-11 16:37 by Hannah Ralphs

No I am doing OCR.

Posted: 19-04-11 11:48 by Alicia White

I'm doing those as well :) they're soo weird! i think they're wayy too racy for gcse

Alicia White wrote:

I'm doing Latin GCSE too, but doing totally different Literature to everyone else! Our class is doing Tacitus, the poisoning of Claudius and Ciecero, 'pro Cluentio' for prose and Ovid 'Tristia' Sulpicia 1, Horace 'Odes' and Catullus 8,51,70,85,101 for verse.

It could be just the different sections in the exam.

Any advice on learning all of this would be really helpful :) Thanks.

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Posted: 19-04-11 12:03 by self-confessed worrier :/

I know! At least it puts a more 'human' persepective on people frommore ancient times!

Posted: 19-04-11 12:21 by Alicia White

haha :) i guess :) which do you find is the easiest to learn? i think the Catullus :) i HATE Ovid though! i just want to jump back in time, slap him and tell him to grow up lol :)

Posted: 21-04-11 08:51 by self-confessed worrier :/

Yeah, I'm quite attatched to Catullus and I quite agree about Ovid. Our class had quite a laugh over how DRAMATIC he is. :)

Posted: 21-04-11 13:03 by Alicia White