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OCR Classical Greek G3 29 May 2012+G4 1 June 2012

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    Anyone taking these papers this summer?

    How are people preparing?

    What will you choose for G4, unseen passage or prose composition?
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    I didn't even see this thread

    very nervous for tomorrow :afraid:

    I'll be doing the unseen passage in G4 :yep:
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    can we discuss this exam yet?
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    I think so :P how did you find it? Did you study Euripedes or Aristophanes?
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    Euripedes... I thought the essays were fairly generous if I'm honest, but the translation was harder than the two they've done before. You?
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    I did Euripides.

    (Original post by paddypower)
    Euripedes... I thought the essays were fairly generous if I'm honest, but the translation was harder than the two they've done before. You?
    Agreed, I thought the translation was fairly challenging. Hoping for generous grade boundaries :crossedf:
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    I quite liked the paper - did language first to give myself more time for the lit and ended up writing about four sides for part a and then getting major writers cramp after two and a half pages of b :eek: (I'd done Class Civ in the morning as well)

    One thing I was wondering about the scansion question on the language section - how did people scan this part?

    κεινω τε κἀμοι
    I did "long-long-short-long | long-etc." but was uncertain about κἀ at first, but decided it had to be long as it was a contraction of και which is long anyway.
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    short long short long | long long short long | short long short (short/long)

    long long short long | long long short long | short long short long

    Is what I got for the scansion, so I agree with you there.

    I agree with previous posters - the Euripedes questions allowed you to show your knowledge really well, I thought they were much better than previous year's questions.

    As for the passage - I think it was quite easy to get the general gist since the vocab was pretty standard, but may come unstuck with some of the specifics - had to stretch the meaning of some words to make sense, although I guess that is what you have to do with poetry. The questions on the passage seemed more straightforward than the translation itself.
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    Never again shall I translate another Xenophon passage...
    I thought this paper was slightly easier, thoughts?
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    (Original post by paddypower)
    Never again shall I translate another Xenophon passage...
    I thought this paper was slightly easier, thoughts?
    Agreed, thought that it was slightly easier, especially the grammar questions
    Nevertheless, I think I may have gone a bit wonky on the first sentence of the unseen, but should still be able to get 2 or 3 marks on it.
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    i didn't have enough time to finish the unseen in g3. Im really uncertain about the questions apart from the translation

    in g4 i ended up doing the prose composition as some of the vocab had come up last year as well.

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