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    (Original post by LuxVeritatis)
    I am desperately hoping that they don't choose the Thrasea Paetus speech for the Latin.
    My god, same, there is nothing to write about - but sod's law says they will choose it because it's at the beginning, and there are only two sections which are in the 20s, then it jumps straight to the 30s, so they'll have to justify leaving such a big gap. Ugh.
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    (Original post by emma2013)
    I need an A in latin to get to my uni too what did you apply for?
    English Lit at Exeter.. I really really want to go there!
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    (Original post by binxgillam)
    My god, same, there is nothing to write about - but sod's law says they will choose it because it's at the beginning, and there are only two sections which are in the 20s, then it jumps straight to the 30s, so they'll have to justify leaving such a big gap. Ugh.
    Thoughout the year I am still to realse why the chapter 20-23 are even in the syllabus - it seems a bit pointless to me, I think they could have expanded beyond the part where we start to hear about Christians.
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    Is anyone else doing prose composition instead of translating Livy for the prose paper?


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    (Original post by nikkinak)
    Is anyone else doing prose composition instead of translating Livy for the prose paper?


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    I am! how are you feeling about it?
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    Also, did anyone else do Propertius for the verse exam instead of Virgil?
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    Right now its 4 days of cramming for this prose exam! Ive heard its the hardest A Level exam around and I can see where this rumour is coming from. Prose is really difficult to analyse and the Livy is ridiculous, as we all know. So yer, lets prepare for our final, and hardest, school exam!
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    (Original post by emma2013)
    Hello! I'm doing Aeneid 4 for the verse and Bellum catilinae for the prose! How are you revising for the virgil?
    I'm currently sitting one UMS mark above an A for AS (nice bit of luck there) and am also resitting the language paper to hopefully get a few extra marks as I'm finding A2 so difficult :mad:
    Are you doing Livy or prose composition?
    I'm finding it so hard to revise right now I'm most scared about the language, does anyone know some good sites that can help?
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    (Original post by tatters)
    I am! how are you feeling about it?
    Yay! It seemed like everybody was doing Livy :P mmm not sure, it's so fun doing it but I'm worried I'll forget the weird rules around constructions :/ how about you?
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    (Original post by joereed)
    Right now its 4 days of cramming for this prose exam! Ive heard its the hardest A Level exam around and I can see where this rumour is coming from. Prose is really difficult to analyse and the Livy is ridiculous, as we all know. So yer, lets prepare for our final, and hardest, school exam!

    But the great thing about prose analysis is that they don't expect loads of stuff about themes, so much of it is content based! Are you doing Sallust for lit?
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    I am also doing prose comp.
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    (Original post by nikkinak)
    But the great thing about prose analysis is that they don't expect loads of stuff about themes, so much of it is content based! Are you doing Sallust for lit?
    Very true, I just feel as if I need to get loads of literary points. I'm afraid I'm doing the Annals, what Sallust like? Are there many resources to study from?
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    Has anyone got a good vocab list for Livy?
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    (Original post by nikkinak)
    Yay! It seemed like everybody was doing Livy :P mmm not sure, it's so fun doing it but I'm worried I'll forget the weird rules around constructions :/ how about you?
    I completely agree! I love doing it but I ALWAYS forget something that loses me quite a few marks, even thought I do know it haha! Particularly case endings for 3rd/4th declension nouns.. they're a killer
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    (Original post by tjf8)
    Has anyone got a good vocab list for Livy?
    I would also like this! Using the John Taylor at the moment and I don't think this is enough.
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    (Original post by joereed)
    I would also like this! Using the John Taylor at the moment and I don't think this is enough.
    I haven't got anything. :pierre: Except for one for Ovid, which is what I've been using.
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    (Original post by joereed)
    Very true, I just feel as if I need to get loads of literary points. I'm afraid I'm doing the Annals, what Sallust like? Are there many resources to study from?
    Ah Sallust is pretty boring compared to the verse, but he's actually not bad to analyse. Nothing compared to Cicero last year though, why did I not appreciate him then :O

    Nope all I've got is just class annotations we did :/ how about you?


    (Original post by tatters)
    I completely agree! I love doing it but I ALWAYS forget something that loses me quite a few marks, even thought I do know it haha! Particularly case endings for 3rd/4th declension nouns.. they're a killer
    Oh my days yes?! And then declining 3rd declension adjectives, my teacher spent a whole lesson going over which ones take an -e in the ablative etc quite like making it stylistic though :P
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    (Original post by nikkinak)
    Oh my days yes?! And then declining 3rd declension adjectives, my teacher spent a whole lesson going over which ones take an -e in the ablative etc quite like making it stylistic though :P
    Aaah that's what I'm going to lose all of my marks on so happy I'm not doing Livy though haha looks so difficult! Yes sneak in a cheeky ablative absolute and you're set
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    (Original post by tatters)
    Aaah that's what I'm going to lose all of my marks on so happy I'm not doing Livy though haha looks so difficult! Yes sneak in a cheeky ablative absolute and you're set

    It does! Had a look on the specimen paper at it and just had no idea what half the words meant... It's great, plus my teachers were saying it's marked more generously? Have you been told that too?
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    (Original post by nikkinak)
    It does! Had a look on the specimen paper at it and just had no idea what half the words meant... It's great, plus my teachers were saying it's marked more generously? Have you been told that too?
    Yeah! They see prose composition as the more challenging option for us so they're kinder woo!
 
 
 
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