Latin to GCSE


Author: Henry Cullen,John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474285651
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
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A companion to Bloomsbury's popular two-volume Greek to GCSE, this is the first course for Latin students that directly reflects the curriculum in a clear, concise and accessible way. Enhanced by colour artwork and text features, the books support the new OCR specification for Latin (first teaching 2016) as well as meeting the needs of later students, both at university and beyond. Written by two experienced school teachers, one also an examiner, the course is based on a keen understanding of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the explanation of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. User-friendly, it also gives pupils a firm foundation for further study. Part 1 covers the basics, whilst Part 2 introduces a wider range of grammatical forms and constructions, with a vocabulary of 450 words and reading material about the developing Republic, the war with Hannibal, the rise of Julius Caesar, and Augustus and the early emperors. Practice passages and revision sentences for GCSE complete Part 2, which has a reference section covering the whole course.

Greek to GCSE: Part 2

Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9–1)
Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474255213
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 368
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First written in response to a JACT survey of over 100 schools, and now endorsed by OCR, this textbook has become a standard resource for students in the UK and for readers across the world who are looking for a clear and thorough introduction to the language of the ancient Greeks. Revised throughout and enhanced by coloured artwork and text features, this edition will support the new OCR specification for Classical Greek (first teaching 2016). Part 1 covers the basics, whilst Part 2 introduces a wider range of grammatical forms and constructions, with a vocabulary of 435 words and reading material from Socrates and the Sophists to the world of myth, and finally to extended passages of lightly adapted Herodotus. Practice passages, exam papers and revision sentences for GCSE complete Part 2, which has a reference section covering the whole course. Written by a long-time school teacher and examiner, this two-part course is based on experience of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the understanding of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. It aims to be user-friendly, but also to give pupils a firm foundation for further study.

Latin Stories

A GCSE Reader
Author: Henry Cullen,Michael Dormandy,John Taylor
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9781853997464
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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Latin Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Latin. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students beginning or returning to the language. Section 1 provides 30 passages, starting with very short and simple stories and building up to the level of the current OCR GCSE paper Language 1. Section 2 provides 30 passages at the level of the GCSE paper Language 2, with its more demanding grammar and vocabulary requirements. Section 3 provides 40 longer passages in the style of current GCSE papers, with comprehension questions as well as sections for translation: 20 for Language 1 (stories from mythology or Roman life) and 20 for Language 2 (stories from Greek and Roman history).

Greek to GCSE: Part 1

Revised edition for OCR GCSE Classical Greek (9Â?1)
Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474255175
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
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First written in response to a JACT survey of over 100 schools, and now endorsed by OCR, this textbook has become a standard resource for students in the UK and for readers across the world who are looking for a clear and thorough introduction to the language of the ancient Greeks. Revised throughout and enhanced by coloured artwork and text features, this edition will support the new OCR specification for Classical Greek (first teaching 2016). Part 1 covers the basics and is self-contained, with its own reference section. It covers the main declensions, a range of active tenses and a vocabulary of 250 Greek words to be learned. Pupil confidence is built up by constant consolidation of the material covered. After the preliminaries, each chapter concentrates on stories with one source or subject: Aesop, Homer's Odyssey and Alexander the Great, providing an excellent introduction to Greek culture alongside the language study. Written by a long-time school teacher and examiner, this two-part course is based on experience of what pupils find difficult, concentrating on the essentials and on the understanding of principles in both accidence and syntax: minor irregularities are postponed and subordinated so that the need for rote learning is reduced. It aims to be user-friendly, but also to give pupils a firm foundation for further study.

Greek to GCSE:


Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9781853997037
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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The two-volume course "Greek to GCSE" was written in response to a JACT survey of over 100 schools and first published in 2003. The course offer a fast-track route to GCSE for those with limited time. It is based on experience of what pupils find difficult. It concentrates on the essentials, and on the understanding of principles in both accidence and syntax. It aims to be user-friendly, but also to give pupils a firm foundation for further study. Part 1 covered the basics: the main declensions, a range of active tenses, and a vocabulary of 275 Greek words to be learned. Part 2, here issued in a new edition, introduces a wider range of grammatical forms and constructions. This revised edition has been adapted to complete the coverage of requirements for the current GCSE, expanding vocabulary to 480 words. Reading material moves from Socrates and the Sophists to the world of myth, and finally to extended passages of lightly adapted Herodotus. Practice passages and revision sentences for GCSE complete Part 2, which has a reference section covering the whole course.

Latin Beyond GCSE


Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474299881
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 368
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Latin Beyond GCSE covers all the linguistic requirements for the OCR AS and A Level in Latin. It aims to bring students to a point where they can tackle original Latin texts with confidence. Although designed as a continuation of Latin to GCSE, it is self-contained and can be used independently. This new edition is brought in line with the new OCR specifications and is supported with companion website resources including further practice passages and worksheets for students. The first part of the book introduces new constructions and the translation of sentences from English to Latin, with reading passages at AS standard. The next sections provide translation and comprehension passages at AS and A-level, including verse unseens, scansion, and a list of 300 common poetic words. Next come longer unadapted extracts from a range of authors. Finally there is a reference section including a summary of all constructions, a comprehensive grammar, and a general vocabulary of about 1200 Latin words.

Die Wirklichkeit, die nicht so ist, ...

Eine Reise in die Welt der Quantengravitation
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644052514
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Was ist Wirklichkeit? Existieren Raum und Zeit tatsächlich, wenn wir uns anschicken, die elementarsten Grundlagen unserer Existenz zu erforschen? Wie viel davon können wir überhaupt verstehen? Carlo Rovelli beschäftigt sich seit vielen Jahren damit, die Grenzen unseres Verstehens zu erweitern. In diesem Buch nimmt er uns mit auf eine Reise, die von dem Realitätsverständnis der griechischen Klassik bis zur Schleifenquantengravitation führt. Ein großer Physiker unserer Zeit macht sich auf, uns ein neues Welt-Bild zu zeichnen: mit einem physikalischen Universum ohne Zeit, einer Raumzeit, die aus Schleifen und Körnchen besteht und in der Unendlichkeit nicht existiert. Einer Kosmologie, die ohne Urknall und Paralleluniversen auskommt und hier zum ersten Mal von einem ihrer «Erfinder» für ein breites Publikum einfach und ausführlich erklärt wird. Ein Buch über «die großen Herausforderungen der gegenwärtigen Naturwissenschaften, die all unser Wissen über die Natur in Frage stellen» (Rovelli).

Greek Beyond GCSE


Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9781853997044
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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Greek Beyond GCSE covers all the linguistic requirements for the OCR AS-level in Ancient Greek, and aims to bring students to a point where they can tackle original Greek texts with confidence. It is designed as continuation of Greek to GCSE, but is self-contained and can be used independently. The first part of the book introduces new constructions accompanied by exercises and lightly adapted reading passages. This is followed by extended unadapted extracts from a range of prose authors. Finally, there is a reference section including a summary of all constructions, a comprehensive grammar, and a vocabulary of 830 Greek words.

Writing Greek

An Introduction to Writing in the Language of Classical Athens
Author: Stephen Anderson,John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472502868
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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Planned as a companion volume to Writing Latin by Richard Ashdowne and James Morwood, this accessible guide to writing Greek is useful for anyone starting Greek prose composition. Part 1 deals with the constituent elements of the simple sentence, and in Part 2 all major constructions are covered, each with thorough explanations and clear examples. Each chapter has either two or three exercises of practice sentences, further supplemented throughout Part 2 by passages for continuous composition. 100 important irregular verbs with their principal parts are listed at the back of the book, and there is a complete vocabulary for all the exercises, a useful learning and revision resource in itself.

Die Legende von Sigurd und Gudrún


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Klett Cotta
ISBN: 3608101454
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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Gibt es ein Werk, das für uns so wichtig und prägend ist wie Ilias und Odyssee für die Antike? »Ja!«, sagt der Erfinder der modernen Fantasy: Die nordische Sage von Sigurd und Gudrún! Und J.R.R.Tolkien dichtete selbst den ehernen Stoff der Edda und des Wölsungenlieds für unsere Zeit neu. Lesen Sie, wie Sigurd den fürchterlichen Drachen Fáfnir tötet. Wie er die schlafende Brynhild erweckt aus einem Feuerwall. Und wie am Hof der Nibelungen große Liebe entbrannte und auch großer Hass. Tolkien schöpft hier ein Werk von unvergleichlicher Sprachkraft und einem Rhythmus, der alle Sinne erfasst. Der reich kommentierte Band gibt Tolkiens Originalverse neben der deutschen Übersetzung wieder.

Latin Language Tests for Levels 1 and 2 and GCSE


Author: Ashley Carter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147251999X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
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This collection of tests provides practice for students preparing to take the new Latin language examinations at the WJEC examination board Levels 1 and 2. It also includes tests similar to those used in the OCR examination board GCSE examinations. The book is divided into five sections, each devoted to a different format or level of tests. Words that are not expected to be known at each level are glossed. The range of grammatical and syntactical features is similar to that found in the public examinations. The tests are designed to cover translation and comprehension of specially constructed stories in Latin. Readers are not expected to have familiarity with any particular course book, and the stories may also be used simply as a graduated Latin reader, if desired. Also available from Bloomsbury: Latin Language Tests, by Mark Schemes 9781853997525

Der Gott des Gelages

Dionysos, Satyrn und Mänaden auf attischem Trinkgeschirr des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.
Author: Alexander Heinemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110222248
Category: Art
Page: 801
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Darstellungen des Dionysos und seines Kreises zieren zu Tausenden die bemalte Feinkeramik aus dem klassischen Athen. Die Studie unternimmt eine umfassende Deutung dieser außerordentlich wandelbaren Bildwelt und geht insbesondere der Frage nach, welche Funktion sie für ihre Betrachter im Kontext des Trinkgelages erfüllte, für das ein Großteil der Gefäße gefertigt war. Nach Klärung der quellenkritischen Voraussetzungen werden abschnittsweise zentrale Problemfelder behandelt: die Konstruktion von Körperbildern und Geschlechterrollen; das Verhältnis der Bilder zum Bühnenwesen; die soziale Funktion von Mythenbildern; das komische Potential der Satyrfigur; das Spannungsverhältnis von Bild, Bildträger und dionysischem Ritual. Gemessen an der literarischen Überlieferung betonen die Darstellungen die freudvolle Dimension des Gottes. Dies gilt namentlich für die vielen allegorischen, parodistischen oder utopischen Bildfindugen, die den Sinnhorizont dieser Ikonographie weit über die zuletzt stark betonten Deutungsparadigmen von Identität und sozialer Norm hinaus ausdehnen. Zugleich wird nachvollziehbar, wie das Bildergeschirr in die kommunikativen Prozesse des Trinkgelages hineinwirkt und aktiv zu diesem komplexen sozialen Ritual beiträgt.

Annalen


Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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De otio


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150096109
Category: Muße - Stoa
Page: 83
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Sieben kurze Lektionen über Physik


Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644052212
Category: Science
Page: 96
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Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.