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yeah totally! :) i mean talk about melodrama - what kind of woman tears her hair out because she has to leave her house? it sounds like it could belong on eastenders but i reckon even they'd reject the idea on the grounds that it was so over the top :) are you studying Horace and Suplicia too?
Yep. I think Sulpicia is quite sweet but Horace is just interfering.
I do Latin. apparently there's 2 options for the set works. I'm doing Aenied 2, Germanicus et Piso, 'personae non gratae' (about Canius and Pythius) and Clodia as well.
i think that too :) i mean horace has to get a life - writing about someone else's love life? really?
He's a disgrace.
that he is, that he is :) i assume you are doing language too? (-not sure why you'd do lit but not language lol) i prefer it :)
Yep, I'm doing language too and find it a lot easier.
i find some of the vocab kinda hard to remember, but the grammar is okay, once you know what to look for :)
Yeah, for like the first year, I ignored the grammar before working out patterns in it.
Hi guys. Advice for learning prose; Learn the Vocab! If you learn key words from the text, they are great reminders and it soo helps to remember stuff. DON'T JUST LEARN THE ENGLISH! As it is so hard to then match it up with the Latin! Learn key words from the Latin. This works well for prose too. It may take longer - but it will be less stress in the exam!
All the above works for Greek too ;)
ok :) thank you :) i still haven't even started.. crikey :/
I suppose...I like the Germanicus and Piso story, but I think learning prose is harder. What do you guys think of grammar?
it's ok when you know what to look for :) there are just a few confusing bits like parts of verbs.. i can never translate the fourth part correctly.. :/ normally you can wing it though..
I think I am Rebecca 2 years on :P
I am doing music, history and latin, and my Catullus lesson is by far my favourite every week! :)
how is history? i'm down to do it, but not sure..
So, how is everybody coping as the Latin exams are getting closer? :)
ok :) i just did a language paper 2 and got a B without revising so.. the literature ones are after half term :) thank god!
I know, I'm soooo glad that the Latin exams are after half-term! The same can't be said for Greek though...uh oh.
I need to learn Verse, I'm pretty confident with Language and I know most of the Prose.
Good luck guys, with all your exams! :)
I do Latin and Greek..... I love them :D
I do Latin for GCSE, and something possessed me to take it for AS level next year...
For those who are doing GCSE, my friend made a bunch of flashcards over at http://quizlet.com for the GCSE Language 1 and 2 Vocab Lists. It can be found here: http://quizlet.com/_2cj2i
The link above has all the GCSE Vocab plus Nasty Perfect Passive Participles and Deponent Active Particples, and some comparative and superlatives mixed in for good measure.
I am also in the process of making a flashcard list for Aeneid Book 2, with the examined lines split into clauses to see if you know the translation off by heart. I will post the links here when I am finished.
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Do you all learn the literature off by heart? I can't figure that theres any other way to do it.
I'm taking both Greek and Latin for GCSE and for A level, I must like death sentences:')
Yeah, you have to learn it by heart really. Translation questions appear as exam questions. Also when describing how the author of the literature uses linguistic features to make the passage more vivid, you need to know the translation to explain how said linguistic feature works and its effect on the reader.
In short, to not learn the translation is throwing tons of marks away.
I like death sentences as well, considering I've chosen Biology, Chemistry, Double Maths and Latin AS. I also had the chance to do Greek GCSE next year but I think I've condemned myself to enough suffering for two years...
I am so glad that other people are doing the same stuff as me! Its so much :/ I could never do Greek as well!
And Fiddle just started using your vocab tester quiz thing - thank you so much! Its so good :D