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Index No.
Title
Author
 
 
Homer top home syllabus (2001) syllabus (new AS)
 
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4
Context Questions on the OdysseyD. Swift
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5
The Epic Cycle and the Uniqueness of Homer J. Griffin
©
6
Four Context Questions on the Iliad D. Swift
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7
A Guide to the Iliad C. Spillane
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8
Homeric Epithets V.J. Howe
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9
The Iliad: Poem of Force S. Weil
©
10
Notes and Questions on the Iliad D. Swift
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11
Rough Notes to Odyssey in Translation M. Gunningham
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12
Some Aspects of the Gods in the Iliad M. Willcock
©
13
The Shield of Achilles within the Iliad O. Taplin
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14
Summaries and Notes on Odyssey - Books 1- 12 K. Weight
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15
The Traditional Metaphor in Homer M. Parry
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16
The Ulysses Theme - Athena and Odysseus W.B. Stanford
©
149

Odyssey - summary

C. Scupham
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150
Iliad - summary CS
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151
Odyssey references - to characters, themes etc CS
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152
Iliad references - as above CS
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153
Iliad - in doggerel verse CS
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154
Iliad: Alexander Pope's Preface, with annotationsCS
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155
The Return of Odysseus: notes to 13-24 CS
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156
Odyssey - schedule of the plotCS
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157
Iliad - simplified plotCS
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162
Iliad - some underlying moral themes CS
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163
Penelope in the OdysseyCS
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174

Simplified plot of the Odyssey

E. Lockett
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175
Notes from "World of Odysseus" - M.I. FinleyEL
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178
Iliad - context questionsEL
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179
Odyssey - context questionsEL
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189
Homer - revision sheetJB
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190
Odyssey - revision sheetJB
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191
Iliad - one line summariesJB
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192
Background information for Homeric literatureJB
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193
Iliad - book by book summaryJB
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194
Characters in the Iliad - epithets,, character etc JB
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195
The Gods in the Iliad - major incidentsJB
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196
Iliad - summaries by line number JB
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222
Iliad - outlineO. Lahr
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223
Iliad - references for major charactersOL
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224
Odyssey - summaryOL
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225
Odyssey - themes OL OL
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245
Iliad context question - hints on how to answerOL
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253
Homer, Art & Arch. - 3 acronym mnemonicsOL
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259
Slavery in the OdysseyOL
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262
Which Iliadic hero best embodies 'heroic code'?student essay (1987 exam)
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264
Od. I, 26-43 - context questionstudent essay(1987 exam)
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265
The character and behaviour of Penelope student essay(1987 exam)
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272
Discuss Homer's portrayal of the Phaeaciansstudent essay(1987 exam)
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273
Odyssey X, 275-296 - context questionstudent essay(1987 exam)
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274
Ath.'s relationship with Od.: why did she help him at Troy but not at sea?student essay(1987 exam)
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309
Sample context questions on Iliad 9 and 18 A. Connell
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314
Iliad 1 - test context/notes on Xenia/Odysseus and Nausicaa, art questionsM. Green
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322
Homer's Odyssey - introductory notes and notes on Books 1-24G. Stevens
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325
Iliad - context questions P. Wolstenholme
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340
Essay revision questions: Homeric EpicE. Ward
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349
Outline essay answers for Greek and Roman Epic
P. Wolstenholme
 
360
Greek Epic - essay and context questions with guidance notesM. Wilmore
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367
Connections between Iliad and archaeological evidence  
369
Context questions on Aeneid 1, 2 and 6; Odyssey 9 (new AS)M. Wilmore
Index no
Virgil - The Aeneid in its Context top homesyllabus (2001) syllabus (new AS)
   
41
Aeneas' Arrival in ItalyT.J. Cornell
42
Horace's Odes: summariesH. Williams
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43
Introduction to AeneidR.D. Williams
44
Jupiter and the Fates in the Aeneid C.H. Wilson
45
Livy 1: summaryE. Lee
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46
The Roman Odes of HoraceP. Balmforth
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47
Sixth Book of the AeneidR.D. Williams
48
Some definitions of PropagandaH. Williams
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49
Teaching Classical Poetry in TranslationR.D. Williams
50
The Political. and Literary. Background of Virgil's.'s TimesR.D. Williams
51
Aeneid. VI and earlier accounts of the Underworld.
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52
Horace; bibliographical note D.R. Shackleton
53
Aeneid V,VII, VIII, IX, X, XI: notesH. Willams
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54
Symbol and Contrast in the Aeneid . D.E. Eicholz
55
Three exam. questions on Aeneid 9 - 12 J.H. McNee
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56
Notes on V.'s life; qs. on Eclogues and GeorgicsA. Dicks
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57
Virgil: collection of source materialH. Williams
58
Aeneid 1,2,4,5,6,7,9: comprehension questionsJ. Nesbit
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59
Notes on the AeneidP. Wolstenholme
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209
Aeneid: causation by mortals, gods and destiny JA
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210
Aeneid I - plotJA
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211
Aeneid II - plotJA
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212
Aeneid III - literary appreciationJA
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213
Aeneid IV - the Tragedy of DidoJA
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214
Aeneid V - appreciation, themesJA
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215
Aeneid VII - structure, appreciation JA
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216
Aeneid VIII - structure JA
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217
Aeneid XII - q's, character, narrative, themes JA
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266
Aeneid VI, 801-16 - context questionstudent essay(1987 exam)
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267
Livy I, would it be acceptable as 1st chapt. of a modern history of A.Rome?student essay(1987 exam)
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270
How does Virgil justify the survival of Aeneas when his city was destroyed?student essay(1987 exam)
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271
Choose one outstanding quality of V. in Aeneid student essay(1987 exam)
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343
Aeneid 9-12 context questions with model answersC. Mercer
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362
Res Gestae Divi Augusti - notesB. Roden
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365
Index to the Aeneid - for pupilsS. Butcher
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369
Context questions on Aeneid 1, 2 and 6; Odyssey 9 (new AS)M. Wilmore
Index no
Ancient Historians top home syllabus (2001) Greek (new AS) Roman (new AS)
  
142
Credulity and Scepticism in HerodotusL. Pearson
143
Introduction to a Translation of ThucydidesP. Brunt
144
The Place of Herodotus in the History of HistoriographyA. Momigliano
145
Rhetoric and History (Thucydides VI 16-18)C. Macleod
146
The Roman View of Historical Explanation G. Williams
295
Herodotus and Thucydides: useful quotations.
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350
Short book list for Roman HistoriansE. Sellars
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296
Sallust: Catiline.
*
Index no
Greek Tragedy top home syllabus (2001) Aeschylus (new AS) Euripides (new AS)
  
61
Eumenides; a list of significant points V.J. Howe
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62
Antigone: Concrete VisualisationD. Seale
63
Aristotle - the Poetics; teaching notesV.J. Howe
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64
Character in Sophocles P.E. Easterling
65
Dramatic Character & Human Intelligibility in Tragedy J. Gould
66
Dionysiac Religion at Athens.E.R. Dodds
67
Electra G.M.A. Grube
68
Euripidean ComedyB. Knox
69
The Female Intruder - Women in 5th C. Drama M. Shaw
70
Hippolytus: a Study in Causation.R. Winnington-Ingram
71
The Infanticide in the MedeaP.E. Easterling
72
Introduction to the BacchaeE.R. Dodds
73
Morals and Politics in the Oresteia. E.R. Dodds
74
Notes on Greek Tragedy .
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75
Oedipus the King; Blindness and SightD. Seale
76
On Misunderstanding the Oedipus Rex.E.R. Dodds
77
The Place of the Bacchae in Euripides' Work.E.R. Dodds
78
Presentation of Character in Aeschylus.P.E. Easterling
79
Traditional Elements in the Bacchae E.R. Dodds
80
Women in Tragic Space. P.E. Easterling
81
Worksheets on Oedipus the King E. Emmett
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82
The Tragic Issue in Sophocles' Ajax.M. Sicherl
83
Significant Actions in PhiloctetesO. Taplin
84
Ajax: his madness and transformation M. Simpson
85
Philoctetes and Modern Criticism. P.E. Easterling
86
The Aftermath of Ajax's Deathed. W.B. Stanford
87
Homer and Sophocles' Ajax.H.D.F. Kitto
88
Ajax. J. Jones
89
Ajax: comprehension and essay questionsD. Swift
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90
Exam Questions on Tragedy A. Conlong
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91
Philoctetes; plot diagram, contexts and essaysC. Scupham
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92
Ajax; plot diagram, contexts and essays C. Scupham
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93
Ajax; programme notes.
94
Philoctetes: the Wound and the Bow. E. Wilson
95
Light and Darkness in Ajax.W.B. Stanford
96
What Happens in Philoctetes?M. Clarke Hoppin
97
The Ajax of Sophocles.B. Knox
98
The Significance of Heracles'. Bow in Philoctetes.A. Clague
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99
Notes on AjaxP. Balmforth
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100
Notes on Philoctetes P. Balmforth
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101
The origins of Neoptolemus in Philoctetes:M. Whitby
102
Double the Vision: a reading of Euripdes' Electra W.G. Arnott
158
Oedipus Rex - synopsisCS
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159
Antigone - synopsisCS 
171
The Bacchae - the play, the Myth and DionysosCS
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218
Antigone: notes and q's episode by episodeJA
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226
Agamemnon - summary OL
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227
Libation Bearers - summary OL
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228
Eumenides - summaryOL
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229
Oresteia - synopsis sheets for pupils to fill in OL
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231
Antigone - outline of plotOL
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232
Tyrannos - outline of plotOL
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233
Tyrannos - synopsis sheet for pupils to fill inOL
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234
Medea - outlineOL
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235
Medea - themesOL
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236
The chorus - facts, functions, developmentOL
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246
Aeschylus and Euripides - comparedOL
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247
Sophocles and Euripides - comparedOL
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252
Euripides - strengths and weaknessesOL
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255
Medea - political dimensions OL
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258
Outline of Euripides' Electra OL
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276
Medea and Hippolytus: Eur.s' views on womenstudent essay(1987 exam)
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277
Agamemnon, 1212-1230 - context questionstudent essay(1987 exam)
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279
Oedipus: Was his tragedy due to malignant fate, or his own character?student essay(1987 exam)
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294
Greek theatre - notes on tyrants figure and choros.
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298
Themes in the Oresteia.
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299
Outlines of Tragedy.
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316
Exam essay questions on Greek Tragedy, from JACT past papersR. Battersby
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319
Greek tragedy: notes on Hippolytus, AlcestisP. Wolstenholme
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323
Today's Oresteia History Today Channel 4
©
339
Issues to be considered in Euripides' Medea
various
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342
Essay revision questions: Greek TragedyE. Ward
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344
Medea; Electra - Overview notesJ. Moore
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345
O.T. ; Antigone - summaries and notesP.Wolstenholme
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348
Study questions on Agamemnon, Electra and PhiloctetesA. Chapman
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355
Notes on MedeaJ.H. McNee
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356
Magic in Euripides' Medea
J.H. McNee
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363
Notes on PhiloctetesS. Squire
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364
Notes on ElectraS. Squire
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370
Greek Tragedy - 10 starting pointsP. Wolstenholme*
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Satire top home syllabus (2001) syllabus (Horace/Petronius -new AS) syllabus (Juvenal/Pliny - new AS)
  
119
Cena Trimalchionis P.G. Walsh
120
The First Satire of JuvenalE.J. Kenney
121
The Satires of Juvenal.G. Highet
122
Roman Insults.L. Watson
123
Juvenal Satires I,III,IV,VI,X - notesP. Kitto
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124
Satire - notes on authorsL. Primmer
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219
Juvenal Sat.VI: summary , structure, key themesJA
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346
Notes on Roman Satire - extracts from satirists' use of dinner party theme/ recipe for happinessC. Bolton
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347
Roman Satire - a study guide S.Thomas
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350
Short book list for Satire E. Sellars
*
352
Pliny - the man and his LettersA.N. Sherwin-White
©
353
Folder of materials on Roman Satire - sampleJ. Brettell
*
358
Dinner with Trimalchio - notesS. Squire
*
359
Juvenal Satires 1,3,5,6,10S. Squire
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361
Roman Satire - context questionsM. Wilmore
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368
Features of Horatian satireJ. Antrich
 
Archaeology top home syllabus (new AS) Case Study (new AS)
  
Index no
Comedy top home syllabus (2001) Aristophanes (new AS)
  
18
Athenian Demagogues M.I. Finley
©
19
An Athenian Generation Gap W.G. Forrest
©
20

Aristophanes: teaching Notes

R. Davies
*
21
Lysistrata - Action and Theme R. Harriott
©
22

Arist. and Athens: main events during A's life-time

E. Teague
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23

Notes on Assemblywomen, Knights and Birds

E. Teague
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24

Lysistrata: political background and plot

E. Teague
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25

Manipulation of Theme and Action in Lysistrata

J. Vaio
©
26

Notes on Frogs

P. Balmforth
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27
The Political Outlook of AristophanesG. de St. Croix
©
28
Sparta; notes about its people and constitution V.J. Howe
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29
Knights, Birds, Assemblywomen: teaching notesR. Davies
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30
Assemblywomen and Birds; teaching notesD. Swift
*
31
The Women on the AcropolisHulton
©
32
Cleon: background notes for KnightsL. Primmer
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33
Birds: sample exam questionsD. Swift
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34
Birds: comprehension questions J. Nesbit
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35

The plays and background

A. Dicks
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160
Clouds - synopsisCS
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164
Clouds - notes on the Penguin translationCS
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165
Clouds - notes on charactersCS
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199
The chorusJ. Antrich
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200
Drama checklistJA
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201
Outline of Old ComedyJA
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202
Typical scenes - table for students to completeJA
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203
Wasps - structureJA
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204
Knights - structureJA
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205
Knights - passages for commentJA
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206
Cleon in WaspsJA
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207
Frogs - structureJA
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208
Assemblywomen - questionsJA
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237
Outlines of ComedyOL
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238
Wasps - outlineOL
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239
Clouds - comic techniquesOL
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240
Clouds - brief notes and plotOL
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241
Lysistrata - brief notes and plot OL
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251
Aristophanes, Sophocles - strengths ,weaknesses OL
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254
Wasps - note on its meaning OL
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256
Knights - outlineOL
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257
Five Aristophanic choruses analysedOL
*
263
Dikaiopolis, Strepsiades, and Procleon: what do they have in common? student essay(1987 exam)
*
268
Wasps 230-244 - context questionstudent essay(1987 exam)
*
269
Does Acharnians contain a serious political messagestudent essay(1987 exam)
*
275
Wasps, 230-244 - context questionstudent essay(1987 exam)
*
297
Aristophanes: some quotes about him.
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324
Lysistrata - teaching Notes B.D. Boothroyd
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341
Essay revision questions: ComedyE. Ward
*
352
Study questions on Knights & AssemblywomenA. Chapman
*
357
Humour in KnightsR. Battersby
*
366
Aristophanes - History TestR. Battersby*
Index no
Greek Art and Architecture top home syllabus (2001) syllabus (new AS)
  
126
Art and Architecture: questions and answers.J. Bulwer
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127
Art and Epic in Ancient Greece.R.M. Cook
128
Frederick Lord Leighton and Greek Vases.I. Jenkins
129
Is There Life After Marriage? Abduction motif.I. Jenkins
130
Looking at Greek Vases.I. Jenkins
*
131
The Parthenon Frieze - Another View.J. Boardman
132
The Political Implications of the Parthenon.R. Meiggs
133
Teaching Greek ArtR. Woff
*
134
Two Postscripts to the Hermes Controversy.R. Carpenter
135
Vase Painting B.A. McCullagh
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136
G.F. Watts and the Elgin Marbles I. Jenkins
137
Who Carved the Hermes of Praxiteles?R. Carpenter
138
Women on Athenian VasesD. Williams
139
Women on Greek Vases.B.A. McCullagh
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140
Two Sample Questions on Pottery.D. Swift
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167
Traditional Greek ReligionCS
*
168
Athenian GravestonesCS
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169
The Doric Order - summaryCS
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170
The Ionic Order - summaryCS
*
176
Athenian Vases: 600 - 400BCEL
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177
Vase painting - questionsEL
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182

The Temple

J. Bosworth
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183

Early Temples

JB
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184
Development of Doric OrderJB
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185
Datasheets - Bassae, Acropolis, PaestumJB
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186
Sculpture on templesJB
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187
Characteristics of 5th C. sculptureJB
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188
Criteria for assigning date to a sculptureJB
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242
The Good News from GreeceOL
*
243
How architecture reflects religionOL
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244
Introduction to architectureOL
*
248
Phidias of AthensOL
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278
Art/ Architecture: picture question 1student essay(1987 exam)
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280
picture question 2student essay(1987 exam)
*
306
Greek Sculpture E. Lockett
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307
Architectural sculptureE. Lockett
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308
Greek Architectural sculpture E. Lockett
*
311
Main Greek vase painters in alphabetical orderP. Balmforth
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312
Art and Architecture Year 12 exam questionsJ. Thomas
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317
Teaching notes on Greek painters and vasesP. Wolstenholme
*
318
Teaching notes on Greek sculpture and sculptorsP. Wolstenholme
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321
Floral Decoration on Greek VasesD. James
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328
Hints for discussion on vase paintings
various
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329
Greek Sculpture - hints for dating works
various
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330
Techniques and manufacture of Greek painted pottery
various
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331
Temple sculpture - compositional problems
various
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332
Arch. & sculpt. of the Parthenon - idealism of Periclean Athens
various
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333
Praxiteles and Lysippus - Fourth century Sculpture
various
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334
Relief Sculpture - architectural sculpture
various
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335
Doric order:Greek temples at Athens, Paestum, Bassae
various
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336
Greek pottery and its decoration
various
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337
Techniques of producing hollow-cast bronzes
various
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338
Greek sculpture in the fifth century
various
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354
Painters of Vases in the British Museum as detailed in Woodford's Mythology on Greek Vases.  
Index no
Roman Britain top home syllabus (newAS)
  
286
Romano-British Mosaics - Quiz sheetC. Mercer
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Coursework top home syllabus
  
Index no
Pagans and Christians top home syllabus (2001)
  
37
Pliny X.96 and X.97 A.N. Sherwin White
©
38
The Early persecutions and Roman LawA.N. Sherwin White
©
39
Annotated BibliographyA. Cameron
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301
Specimen questions & marking guidelines (Christians and Pagans) .
*
Index no
Plato and Politics top home syllabus (2001)
  
104
Plato's Modern Friends and EnemiesR. Bambrough
105
Plato on PoetryN. Gulley
106
Plato's Political Analogies R. Bambrough
107
Republic 1:Soc.' argument with Thrasymachos J. Wardrobe
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108
Reading the Republic D. Clay
109
Was Plato a Feminist? G. Vlastos
110
Inside and Outside the Republic J. Lear
111
Plato's Republic and its context - diagramP. Barnett
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112
Plato, Poetry and the Ideal StateP. Barnett
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113
Plato: the State - Soul parallel. Why it doesn't workP. Barnett
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114
The Arts in Republic Book 10.P. Barnett
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115
Republic Book 1: its relation to the rest of the RepP. Barnett
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116
Refs. to Athens and Democracy in the RepublicP. Barnett
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117
Plato and Politics; extract from the Seventh Letter. .
161
Plato's Apologia - synopsisCS
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166
SocratesCS
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326
Teaching notes on Apology and Crito P. Wolstenholme
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Index no
History Today top home syllabus (2001) syllabus (new syllabus AS)
 
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288
Women and Politics in Democratic AthensHistory Today
©
289
Democracy and the PhilosophersHistory Today
©
290
Greek Oracles and Greek DemocracyHistory Today
©
291
The City and the Democratic IdealHistory Today
©
302
Athenian Democracy and its SlavesHistory Today
©
303
2500 Years of Democracy History Today
©
304
Ancient Greeks and Modern Britons History Today
©
305
Democracy in Rome History Today
©
323
Today's Oresteia History Today
©
Index no
General top home (2001) (new AS)syllabus
  
249
Advice to travellers to Athens OL
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250
Twelve good reasons for studying C. CivilisationOL
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282
Past Exam Papers: 1976 - 2000.
©
283
Archive Material from the Newsletter: How to set up and teach C.C.
*
284
Dev. of Moral and Spiritual awareness via AL Classical CivilisationG. Geers
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285
Classical Civilisation at A level - promotional leafletD. Walker
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310
Latin crossword puzzle A. Dicks
*
313
Greek Religion - Overview NotesJ. Moore
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315
Cambridge Themes for Classical Studies: questions and tasks J. Chaundy
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320
Democracy and empire; notesP. Wolstenholme
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