OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 32 and 33: Love and Relationships and Politics of the Late Republic

December 1, 2020
OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 32 and 33: Love and Relationships and Politics of the Late Republic

This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specificationfor A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017).It covers Components 32 and 33 from the 'Beliefs and Ideas'Component Group:Love and Relationships by Matthew Barr andAlastair ThorleyPolitics of the Late Republic by LucyCresswellHow was love interpreted and explained by the poets andphilosophers of the ancient world? Why was Julius Caesarassassinated? How can we get to the intention behind the rhetoricof ancient sources?This book raises these and other key questions. A-Level studentsand their teachers will encounter ancient answers to issues rangingfrom sexuality and the impact of desire to the power of personalityin politics. Such important and controversial themes can beexamined through the prism of the ancient world.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. Helpful studentfeatures include study questions, quotations from contemporaryscholars, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people,events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance preparestudents for assessment.