OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE Route 1: Myth and Religion
This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specificationfor GCSE Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). Itcovers the Thematic Study Component 11 and all three Literature andCulture options (Components 21–23):Thematic Study: Myth and Religion by BenGreenleyLiterature and Culture 1: The Homeric World by DanMenasheLiterature and Culture 2: Roman City Life by JamesRenshawLiterature and Culture 3: War and Warfare by JamesRenshawWhy does Greek and Roman mythology remain so popular today? Whyis the hero Odysseus such an interesting character? What was itlike to watch a gladiatorial fight? Why was the Roman army sosuccessful?This book guides GCSE students to a greater understanding ofsuch issues. The opening chapter examines the lives of women inGreece and Rome, and also focuses on women in myth and legend. Thefollowing three chapters invite readers to explore the culture ofthe Mycenaeans, city life in the Roman world, and ancient Greek andRoman warfare, focusing both on aspects of ancient society and onrelated literature.The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content ispresented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear andaccessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources aredescribed and analysed, with supporting images and examples ofnon-prescribed sources. Helpful student features include studyquestions, activities, further reading, and boxes focusing in onkey people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidanceprepare students for assessment.