classial Greek

CLASSICAL GREEK

Answer all the questions in the answer book provided.
Read every question carefully before you answer.
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
Turn to PAGE THREE of the Prescribed Text.
1. Herodotus
In lines 1–9 of
Passage 1
(from
?d?µ?sa
to
?ß??tat??
), we are told about
Solon’s visit to Croesus.
(
a
) Do you think Solon was treated well when he arrived at Sardis? Give reasons
for your answer.
(
b
) Explain why Croesus had such a good opinion of Solon.
2. Herodotus
In lines 15–21 of
Passage 1
(from
?e??
to
µe?a??
), Solon tells the story of
Tellus.
Do you agree with Solon’s choice of Tellus as the most fortunate of men? Explain
your answer with references from the text.
Turn to PAGE SEVEN of the Prescribed Text.
3. Plato
Refer to lines 13–19 of
Passage 3
(from
?a? S???at?
to
a????p?
).
(
a
) In line 14, Socrates describes the jailer as
aste??
. What does this mean?
(
b
) Write down any
two
things the jailer did to make Socrates describe him like
this.
(
c
) What instructions did Socrates give Crito?
(
d
) Are you surprised that Socrates gave these instructions? Explain your answer.
Turn to PAGE TWELVE of the Prescribed Text.
4. Sophocles
Refer to lines 16–32 of
Passage 5
(from
d
, ???e
to
??t???e µe
).
Later on, in line 42, Haemon accuses his father of madness. Write down any
two
things Creon says to Haemon in these lines which you think caused Haemon to
accuse his father of this. Explain your choices.
Turn to PAGE SIXTEEN of the Prescribed Text.
5. Menander
Refer to
Poem 9
.
In lines 3–6 (from
?ta??
to
s?µat??
), Menander contrasts what people are in
death with what they were in life.
(
a
) What does he say they are in death?
(
b
)Give
three
examples of what they were in life.
(
c
) Explain Menander’s purpose in making this contrast.

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