"Advanced Latin" offers a range of material to help students build and develop the knowledge and skills needed for A2 and Pre-U Latin. There are 24 translation/comprehension exercises, based on passages taken predominantly from Livy, Caesar and Ovid. These match exactly the requirements of A2, but the passages work equally well as unseens for those working towards Pre-U. Six further passages are offered for unseen translation only, and are designed to stretch the most able. There are then 12 passages of continuous prose for translation into Latin, each supported by notes to help the student; and an appendix that contains a comprehensive English-Latin vocabulary. To support the study of A2 and Pre-U literature, there are short commentaries on sample passages from each of the prescribed authors, demonstrating a variety of interpretative approaches. In addition, for each author there is an annotated bibliography, to guide both teacher and student to the most useful secondary literature available. A separate section focuses on the Pre-U unseen literary criticism option and offers six practice passages.
Stephen Anderson is Senior Tutor and a former Head of Classics at Winchester College. He has many years' experience of public examining at all levels, was a Syllabus Developer for Pre-U Greek and Latin, and is co-author (with John Taylor) of "Greek Unseen Translation". James Morwood is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He has written a number of books on Latin and Greek language and literature and coauthored "Writing Latin" (also published by Duckworth). Katharine Radice teaches Classics at Westminster School and is an experienced examiner.