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    Hi does anyone do ClassCiv because I'm so stressed about getting an A star as I need it for A Level? I do Rome, Odyssey and Pompeii. Does anyone have any tips on how to revise them?
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    Divide each unit up into little sections, which you can mindmap, make Quizlets and lists. If you have enough time write out a revision guide covering the whole unit. Main thing is to do past papers and reading over your notes.

    Good luck! Classics is a great subject


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    https://getrevising.co.uk/resources/...sation_pompeii

    I use this as a starting point for Pompeii revision - it's pretty detailed but I make additional annotations.

    I do Athens and Ovid so I can't help much with those papers, but for Ovid I make little summaries of each of the stories in each book and make a note of the key characters and what their role is in each book, as well as how they link to other characters. Maybe do something similar for Odyssey?

    How did you find Rome?
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    For the Rome section B, am I right in saying the question 9 was:

    'The Role of the Paterfamilias was most important in the household.' How far do you agree?

    In your answer you might like to discuss:
    - What the Paterfamilias did and how was it important
    - The roles of the other members of the household
    - Anything else that you think is significant
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    (Original post by Person 897)
    For the Rome section B, am I right in saying the question 9 was:

    'The Role of the Paterfamilias was most important in the household.' How far do you agree?

    In your answer you might like to discuss:
    - What the Paterfamilias did and how was it important
    - The roles of the other members of the household
    - Anything else that you think is significant
    Essentially, yup!
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    Hey all! I've got the Odyssey in two hours and Pompeii on Monday; I did Athens too

    I'm sorry to have only seen this now, but if anyone fancies doing any kind of shared resources/revision session schemes for Monday, I'm more than happy to do so! I'm the only candidate in my school, so I might well have approached the syllabus in quite a different way - and of course, amalgamating different ideas and discussing the subject can be very useful. I'm about halfway through consolidating my notes for Monday and will hopefully finish this tomorrow (Monday's a double exam day for me, unfortunately!).

    Good luck to everyone for today's exam! May Athene fill your mind with the same wisdom with which she told Odysseus to cling onto the crag as he approached Scherie
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    My teacher, who is usually great at predicting what will come up in the exams has told us to focus on the houses, amphitheatre, the forum and government for Pompeii. What I've done is looked at all past papers and seen that for the houses they'll often ask what's different about Vetti/Faun compared to a typical house/what the decoration and or layout is like/and what it shows about the values and priorities of the Romans. For example, the Faun had baths, a hypocaust and running water, this not only shows that they were wealthy as few could afford baths/running water but also they focused on good personal hygiene. The mosaics in the Faun, and painting in the Vetti show that they liked to present themselves as educated as knowledge of Greek culture was considered essential and it too conveys that they were religious, liked to show their wealth (mosaics were expensive and time consuming) which boosted their social status. Furthermore, both houses clearly liked entertain. The Faun had four seasonal dining rooms and a 2nd atria exclusively for friends and family. The Vetti had multiple main receptions around the peristylium (which was not only an unusual layout) but conveys that liked to have guests, as well as having specific women's' quarters and stables for visitors' horses.
    for the amphitheater learn briefly what shows there were (could be a context so know 5 points), the riots and possibly the layout.
    Government: know how it contributed to life in Pompeii etc.
    Forum: know why it was laid out like it was (look at previous mark schemes), what it shows about Pompeian life and how it was a center for politics, religious, commercial aspects and administration. Also know what happens in the forum (education/socialising/near the baths/news on bases of statues/religion/processions/sacrifices).
    DO PAST PAPERS for the contexts, and plan essays for the past essay questions, but I wouldn't bother writing them.
    Don't forget to try and learn every thing else to as predictions are always correct!
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    And in an essay ALWAYS say 'this shows/indicates/suggests/conveys/portrays that...' at the end of every paragraph to make sure you link it back to the question. This is called 'top and tailing'
 
 
 
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