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    Hey! I'm in year 12 right now. I just wanted to ask about the literature? We've finished Cicero: Pro Milone and have just started the Aeneid. Have you been memorising your set texts as you learnt them? Because I realised that if I were tested right now on translating my set texts, I would get ZERO :eek: slightly worried about having to know it all for the exams

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    I'm currently working on Pro Milone. I'm trying to remember it as I go, and have written down the Latin together with the translation in a workbook so I can revise it as I go. You will need to know it . . .
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    (Original post by tennysons_maud)
    I'm currently working on Pro Milone. I'm trying to remember it as I go, and have written down the Latin together with the translation in a workbook so I can revise it as I go. You will need to know it . . .
    I've typed up all of my pro Milone translation but struggling to memorise it :/

    How are you learning it?
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    (Original post by Crème brûlée)
    I've typed up all of my pro Milone translation but struggling to memorise it :/

    How are you learning it?
    Do you mean memorising it?

    I'm learning it by translating it myself and then going through it with my tutor. I memorised my GCSE Latin by reading it over and over and over and over and over . . . I have different methods for memorising stuff though that work pretty well for me.
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    Oh my gosh finally I have found some other Latinists doing the same set texts! Yippeee!

    I have been using the Terry Bird booklets which my teacher gave me (but you can get them here I think http://www.tabclassics.uk/news.htm) and writing the translation underneath and numbering the words for word order. Other than that I have had a blank Latin copy of the text on which I write all of my style notes. Other than that i have done nothing and have exams in 4 weeks...

    For GCSE, I spent hours learning the texts (I did Ovid Metamorphoses - Daedalus&Icarus and Pygmalion): I split them up into sentences/manageable chunks, tried to get the translation into my head, covered the Latin up and tried to translate it exactly on the page. After that, I wrote on little revisions cards: the latin at the top, then the translation below in a separate chunk, and then key style notes at the bottom. I then basically carried these around and tested myself on the translation and style notes when I needed. I ended up with an A* in Literature so it must've worked ok, but unsure whether this will work again for AS/A level.

    I've been doing Pro Milone and the Aeneid since `September and am now over halfway through each of them. I am the only person doing Latin A Level at my school, and thankfully my teacher is great, but it can get a bit lonely! Very excited to have found other people doing it for A level yay
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    (Original post by Crème brûlée)
    Hey! I'm in year 12 right now. I just wanted to ask about the literature? We've finished Cicero: Pro Milone and have just started the Aeneid. Have you been memorising your set texts as you learnt them? Because I realised that if I were tested right now on translating my set texts, I would get ZERO :eek: slightly worried about having to know it all for the exams

    Thanks!
    Hi,
    I study Latin too, and Pro Milone. Yes, we have been learning them as we go along - our teachers have been giving us frequent tests - I REALLY STRUGGLE TO LEARN THEM. I have tried colour coding phrases, and numbering them, and memorising the English, and recording the English and listening to myself. Any other suggestions? x
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    I do Latin AS level too, and Pro Milone and Aeneid VIII! I memorise the translation by putting them into songs, quite time consuming but it's easier to learn as lyrics than just chunks of text (for me anyway).
    How are people practising for the literature exam? I've found no past papers for these set texts and my teacher is awful. He told the people in my class that he didn't revise for his exams when we asked him how to revise Any advice would be amazing!
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    (Original post by maddieacpope)
    Oh my gosh finally I have found some other Latinists doing the same set texts! Yippeee!

    I have been using the Terry Bird booklets which my teacher gave me (but you can get them here I think http://www.tabclassics.uk/news.htm) and writing the translation underneath and numbering the words for word order. Other than that I have had a blank Latin copy of the text on which I write all of my style notes. Other than that i have done nothing and have exams in 4 weeks...
    What are the Terry Bird booklets? I get very little good quality teacher support so would they help? Thanks
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    The Terry Bird booklets are good for vocab, but if you have the OCR-endorsed editions of the set text, they are generally quite good at glossing the vocab at the back. They don't, however, help much in terms of style notes.

    I'd recommend seeing if your school / parents will invest in ZigZag booklets. You can find these here https://zigzageducation.co.uk/subjects/classics and while they are pretty expensive, they are excellent in terms of both the translation and the style notes.
 
 
 
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