OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 31 and 34: Greek Religion and Democracy and the Athenians
This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specificationfor A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017).It covers Components 31 and 34 from the 'Beliefs and Ideas'Component Group:Greek Religion by Athina Mitropoulos andJulietta SteinhauerDemocracy and the Athenians by Tim Morrison andJames RenshawWhy was worshipping the gods so important to ancient Greek life?To what extent did Greeks question religious belief? How and whydid the Athenians invent democracy? How does Athenian democracycompare with democracy today?Drawing on modern scholarship and using a wide variety ofillustrations, this book guides A-Level students to a greaterunderstanding of these issues. It explores the fundamental featuresof Greek religion, as well as its major centres such as Delphi andOlympia. It then moves on to analyse the development and workingsof Athenian democracy, as well as reflecting on ancient critiquesof it, both celebratory and critical.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.