Latin Beyond GCSE covers all the linguistic requirements for the OCR AS and A Level in Latin. It aims to bring students to a point where they can tackle original Latin texts with confidence. Although designed as a continuation of Latin to GCSE, it is self-contained and can be used independently.
This new edition is brought in line with the new OCR specifications and benefits from a completely redesigned layout, with added colour and images. The answer key is available on a companion website. The first part of the book introduces new constructions and the translation of sentences from English to Latin, with reading passages at AS standard. The next sections provide translation and comprehension passages at AS and A-level, including verse unseens, scansion, and a list of 300 common poetic words. Next come longer unadapted extracts from a range of authors. Finally there is a reference section including a summary of all constructions, a comprehensive grammar, and a general vocabulary of about 1200 Latin words.
Preface List of Abbreviations List of Illustrations Map of the Roman Empire Chapter 1 Use of cases; Verb tenses; Adjectives, adverbs, comparatives and superlatives; Direct questions; Relative clauses; More complex relative clauses; Connecting relative; Prepositions, prefixes and compounds; Present subjunctive; Jussive subjunctive; Wishes for the future; Potential subjunctive; Deliberative questions; Purpose clauses; Sequence of tenses (1); Direct commands; Indirect commands; Verbs of fearing; Perfect subjunctive; Result clauses; Indirect questions; Sequence of tenses (2); Periphrastic future (and future-in-the-past) subjunctive Chapter 2 Principal parts and the supine; Indirect statement; Future passive infinitive; Participles; Ablative absolute; Impersonal verbs and impersonal passive; Time clauses; Time clauses implying purpose or proviso; Cum clauses; Inverted cum clauses; Causal clauses; Concessive clauses; Paired and co-ordinated words; Conjunctions (1): connecting; Conjunctions (2): subordinating Chapter 3 Predicative dative; Gerunds and gerundives; The gerund; The gerundive; Gerundive looking like a gerund ('impersonal neuter gerundive of obligation'); Gerund changed into gerundive ('gerundival attraction'); Conditional sentences; Conditionals (1): open or unknown; Conditionals (2): closed or remote; Wishes and fears for the present and past; Use of quin and quominus, and verbs of preventing; Conventions of extended narrative; Extended indirect speech ('oratio obliqua'); Subordinate clauses in indirect speech; Open or unknown conditionals in indirect statement; Closed or remote conditionals in indirect statement Chapter 4: AS-level practice passages and sentences Unseen translation passages Comprehension passages Translating from English to Latin English to Latin sentences Chapter 5: A-level practice passages Unseen prose translation passages: Livy Translating verse Scansion 300 common words for verse unseens Unseen verse translation passages: Ovid, elegiacs Unseen verse translation passages: Ovid, hexameters Comprehension passages Translating into continuous Latin prose Prose composition passages Chapter 6: Readings 1: Nepos on Alcibiades and Athens 2: Curtius on Alexander and Porus 3: Livy on Horatius Cocles and on Mucius Scaevola (i) Horatius Cocles (ii) Mucius Scaevola 4: Cicero on how brave men despise death 5: Tacitus on the Great Fire of Rome Summaries of syntax Reference Grammar Nouns Adjectives Adverbs Numerals Pronouns Prepositions Verbs Important irregular principal parts Appendices 1: Words easily confused 2: Words with more than one meaning 3: Pronunciation 4: Roman names 5: Roman dates and times 6: Roman money, weights and measures 7: Roman rulers 8: Roman authors Glossary of grammar terms English to Latin vocabulary Latin to English vocabulary Index
John Taylor was for many years Head of Classics at Tonbridge School, UK, and is now Lecturer in Classics at Manchester University, UK. He is an experienced examiner of Ancient Greek and the author of many widely used Bloomsbury textbooks including Latin to GCSE (with Henry Cullen, 2016), Essential GCSE Latin (2nd edition, 2014), Greek Beyond GCSE (2nd edition, 2017) and Greek to GCSE (2nd edition, 2016).
Reviews for Latin Beyond GCSE
As a regular, and very satisfied, user of the original edition of this book, I was rather sceptical about whether a second edition was necessary. What might one want to change? Words duly eaten ... Altogether, a very welcome update, a textbook endorsed by OCR for GCE, and much to be recommended. * Classics for All Reviews * As for the additions and changes ... All of which will be extremely useful both for students and teachers. No other book provides such help. * Journal of Classics Teaching *