A Level Year 2 OCR Latin: Ovid Amores Companion for Verse Literature (2020-21)

A Level Year 2 OCR Latin: Ovid Amores Companion for Verse Literature (2020-21)

Original translation and detailed commentary – including notes on style, grammar and context, picking up where the set text notes end. Give it to students either as a complete companion, or as handouts to support your class teaching. The perfect complement to the set text!

  • Latin text provided alongside a precise but clear translation
  • Detailed line-by-line notes on grammar, translation, style
    and context
  • Activities and practice exam questions help students engage
    with and develop an in-depth appreciation of the text


  • Specifically designed to support students in areas identified
    for improvement in examiners’ reports
  • Written by an experienced examiner
  • Glossary of linguistic terms

AS and A Level

  • All styles of exam questions including AS 10-mark and 15- to 20-mark A Level essay questions
  • Detailed notes on metre and context for A Level students

This resource offers a comprehensive guide to the prescribed literature and Ovid himself which will meet the requirements of teachers and pupils in explaining and translating the poetry set for A level. The resource offers clear guidance on the correct translation of the set poems, alongside literary discussion of style and content. It is particularly good at explaining the contemporary and mythological references that Ovid makes, and in including the poems set in English and discussion of these it is particularly valuable. The notes are essentially a guide to exactly what needs to be included in candidate answers to score highly on every type of question set for the Verse Literature examination. The suggested activities are particularly good for extension tasks beyond the syllabus. – A Hollingbury, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

I would not hesitate buying this resource for my A level classes, or recommending this resource to my students. This resource contains a detailed section concerning Ovid’s life and the history of his works, this includes his reasons for writing love poetry, his outside influences (such as his interest in rhetoric) and discussion concerning writing in the climate of Augustus. This will be invaluable information for the 20-mark question of the OCR exam paper. There are also valuable practice questions available within the resource which will be necessary for the OCR exam. Each practice question contains a mark scheme for teachers.
– A Prescott, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.

Price is £59
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