This book covers everything pupils need to know for the non-linguistic section of the Latin Common Entrance exam at 13+, and provides a thorough introduction to what life was really like for the Romans as they carried out their daily routine in Rome, in Britain and in the Roman army. The book also features some of the most exciting and famous classical myths which form the foundation of Roman culture. It is the ideal resource to support Common Entrance study and to help pupils improve their understanding of the cultural background to the Roman world.
There are four main sections included in the book: Greek Mythology, The City of Rome, Domestic Life, and The Roman Army and Roman Britain. To help pupils develop effective exam technique and to consolidate material covered throughout the book, exam-style practice questions are included.
- Includes everything pupils need to know for the culture section of the Latin Common Entrance exam at 13+
- Features some of the most famous and exciting myths which form the foundation of classical Roman culture - ideal to help pupils gain a clear understanding
- Exam-style practice questions will enable pupils to consolidate material covered in the book and develop exam technique
After teaching in London and Oxford, A. M. Wright is currently based at St. Mary's, Ascot. She studied at the University of St Andrews and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She has served on the Councils of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. She has written Latin Prep Workbooks 1A and 1B (published by Galore Park) as well as a 5-volume series on Inside Ancient Greece. In her spare time, she directs productions of Greek tragedies and plays the 'cello in her local orchestra. She also enjoys playing the piano and clarinet.
Chapter 1 Perseus, Jason and Theseus 1.1 The story of Perseus 1.2 Jason and the Golden Fleece 1.3 Theseus and the Minotaur Chapter 2 The Labours of Heracles 2.1 The Labours of Heracles: 1-4 2.2 The Labours of Heracles: 5-8 The Labours of Heracles: 9-12 Chapter 3 The Trojan War 3.1 The judgement of Paris 3.2 The wrath of Achilles and the death of Patroclus 3.3 The wooden horse Chapter 4 The wanderings of Odysseus 4.1 The land of the lotus-eaters 4.2 The Cyclops Polyphemus 4.3 Aeolus and the winds 4.4 The land of the man-eating Laestrygonians 4.5 Odysseus meets the goddess Circe and travels to the Underworld 4.6 The Sirens and Scylla and Charybdis 4.7 The cattle of the sun god and Calypso 4.8 Odysseus's homecoming Chapter 5 Early Roman legends 5.1 Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome (753 BC) 5.2 Horatius Cocles (506 BC) 5.3 Mucius Scaevola (506 BC) 5.4 Cloelia (506 BC) 5.5 Coriolanus (493-491 BC) 5.6 Manlius Torquatus (361 BC and 340 BC) Chapter 6 Roman entertainment 6.1 The theatre 6.2 The amphitheatre 6.3 Sports 6.4 The baths Chapter 7 Domestic life 7.1 Roman clothing 7.2 Food and meals 7.3 Roman housing: the domus 7.4 Flats and country houses 7.5 Interiors and amenities Chapter 8 Life, death and slavery 8.1 Adulthood 8.2 Death and burial 8.3 Slavery Chapter 9 The army and Roman Britain 9.1 The legion and the Roman army 9.2 Equipment 9.3 Camp 9.4 Tombstones Chapter 10 Roman Britain 10.1 Julius Caesar in Britain 10.2 Claudius 10.3 Caratacus and Boudicca 10.4 Towns in Britain 10.5 Villas 10.6 Hadrian's Wall 10.7 Later rulers and the end of Roman Britain