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OCR Latin A2 Verse Exam, 14th June

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    So...

    How did everyone find it?

    I found the first part of the language hard but the rest ok. I liked the Aeneid questions.
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    (Original post by Ilyusha)

    I found the first part of the language hard but the rest ok. I liked the Aeneid questions.
    Same! Aeneid questions were brilliant! But I made loaooods of mistakes on the unseen. However, my teacher checked my scansion, and I got it right YAY!

    Hope everyone's feeling good! :woo:
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    (Original post by lookingoutofthewindow)
    Same! Aeneid questions were brilliant! But I made loaooods of mistakes on the unseen. However, my teacher checked my scansion, and I got it right YAY!

    Hope everyone's feeling good! :woo:
    What was going on with the scansion - it seemed to have just too many syllables (like 9) in the second part of the pentameter!
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    Same i made so many mistakes... reading the translation is so depressing. they're really stupid ones too, like reading "regna" as "regina".
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    (Original post by Ilyusha)
    Same i made so many mistakes... reading the translation is so depressing. they're really stupid ones too, like reading "regna" as "regina".
    I did that too! :rolleyes:
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    Anyone else do the Catullus? What strange questions, that was more like English than Latin? What were they expecting us to do, critique Catullus' works? And 63 didn't show up, I was bitterly disappointed.

    Thought the unseen was OK - looked up the translation and I made a bit of a muddle of it, oops. :P But the comprehension wasn't too bad.

    What did everyone get on the scansion? I came up with:

    'arbiter es formae; certamina siste dearum,

    -^^/--/--/-^^/-^^/-x

    vincere quae forma digna sit una duas.'

    -^^/--/-//-^^/-^^/-

    Think my hexameter was wrong, probably shouldn't have a foot spanning over a semi-colon, eh? :P Any enlightenment on that one?
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    vincere quae forma digna sit una duas
    I think it's dactyl, spondee, random syllable, caesura, dactyl, dactyl, anceps.
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    (Original post by Ilyusha)
    Same i made so many mistakes... reading the translation is so depressing. they're really stupid ones too, like reading "regna" as "regina".
    Ditto. At least your mythology didn't fail you though - I thought Venus was Jupiter's wife, and wrote it in just to make sure they realised that's what I thought. Muppet award to me, methinks...
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    (Original post by maddiemooey)
    Anyone else do the Catullus? What strange questions, that was more like English than Latin? What were they expecting us to do, critique Catullus' works? And 63 didn't show up, I was bitterly disappointed.

    Thought the unseen was OK - looked up the translation and I made a bit of a muddle of it, oops. :P But the comprehension wasn't too bad.

    What did everyone get on the scansion? I came up with:

    'arbiter es formae; certamina siste dearum,

    -^^/--/--/-^^/-^^/-x

    vincere quae forma digna sit una duas.'

    -^^/--/-//-^^/-^^/-

    Think my hexameter was wrong, probably shouldn't have a foot spanning over a semi-colon, eh? :P Any enlightenment on that one?
    Oh my god have I scanned the wrong ******* lines ...
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    (Original post by placenta medicae talpae)
    Oh my god have I scanned the wrong ******* lines ...
    Don't panic, it was only 4 marks and they may give you some credit if you've done it correctly.
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    (Original post by placenta medicae talpae)
    Oh my god have I scanned the wrong ******* lines ...
    OH NO!
    Have you seriously?!?!
    surely they'd award you at least one mark if you got the two lines you did do right?
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    (Original post by maddiemooey)
    Don't panic, it was only 4 marks and they may give you some credit if you've done it correctly.
    The one which you have as pentameter there was my hexameter though!

    Oh my god, I came out of that exam utterly brimming with like ueber confidence, and now I feel almost as dunce as ...

    OH MY GOD I'M SUFFENUS
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    (Original post by maddiemooey)
    Ditto. At least your mythology didn't fail you though - I thought Venus was Jupiter's wife, and wrote it in just to make sure they realised that's what I thought. Muppet award to me, methinks...
    They might still give you the mark seeing as it was clear that you thought that, and that it wasn't just you mistranslating?

    I failed the Ovid I think!
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    (Original post by maddiemooey)
    What did everyone get on the scansion? I came up with:

    'arbiter es formae; certamina siste dearum,

    -^^/--/--/-^^/-^^/-x

    vincere quae forma digna sit una duas.'

    -^^/--/-//-^^/-^^/-

    Think my hexameter was wrong, probably shouldn't have a foot spanning over a semi-colon, eh? :P Any enlightenment on that one?
    I think I got the same! There's nothing wrong with a foot spanning a semi colon i don't think, i'm pretty sure there are some examples in virgil, isn't that a caesura/diaeresis? (can never remember which one is which )
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    (Original post by Ilyusha)
    I think I got the same! There's nothing wrong with a foot spanning a semi colon i don't think, i'm pretty sure there are some examples in virgil, isn't that a caesura/diaeresis? (can never remember which one is which )
    That's what I got too, didn't even consider the semicolon being a problem haha. I hope it's right!
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    Oh.... i got -^^/--/-^^/--/-^^/-x for the first line....
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    (Original post by classicfish)
    Oh.... i got -^^/--/-^^/--/-^^/-x for the first line....
    Doesn't the 'e' of certamine have to be long, though?
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    (Original post by ohmygoshxo)
    Doesn't the 'e' of certamine have to be long, though?
    No, the final e of a noun like that is always short.
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    it was certamina, which is neuter plural, so it's short.
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    (Original post by lookingoutofthewindow)
    No, the final e of a noun like that is always short.
    Sorry I meant the first 'e' - because it is before 'rt' ... ?

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