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anyone else doing a latin module for classics AS?
want to cry with me?
hey that cicero's a one, am i right?
how does everyone feel about the upcoming exam???
Hi there! Fellow Latinist here. I'm doing Latin AS, so if you have any questions on Cicero, Ovid or language I shall endeavour to assist.
This worked for me last year for my GCSE and I'll be trying it this year as well:
Have each Latin verse/chapter/passage in front of you. Next to it, have the English translation of it in view. Read through the English translation, and as you do, point to the corresponding Latin word. For instance, if I read 'Greek lyre player' in the English translation, I'll point to 'citharista' in the Latin. This will hopefully enhance the link between the English and the Latin, so that when you have the Latin, the translation is easier to recall.
As for just understanding what he's saying, create a one or two sentence review for each chapter. It's just a matter of understanding the English translation. The good news is that just memorising the translation will be enough for most of the exam, so if your understanding isn't 100%, you may only encounter problems in the 10 mark question.
I strongly advise you to look through the entire text first before you even start translating. An idea of what's ahead helps put into context the beginning.
What last minute revision is everyone doing?
Best of luck
I regret not revising prose composition more, the sentences looked doable.
I know I messed up a couple of sentences...I'll just have to do amazingly in literature (cries)!
Oh my god I messed it up so bad. I went through it with my teacher after he got the paper and holy jesus I messed it up really bad. I made really stupid mistakes (I translatied Antiochus as nominative in one bit) but also messed up the meaning of many sentences. Like, they're not even close to how my teacher translated them.
Have you got both set texts learnt yet? Mine are really iffy, I know it's not until 3rd of June so I can learn them word for word but I'm scared. I'm really bad at answering the 10 mark Ovid questions!