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 PAGES THREE AND FOUR of the Prescribed Text.
1. Herodotus
Solon was impressed by the story of Cleobis and Biton, which he tells in lines
25–46 of
Passage 1
(from
??e?ß??
to
?e??µe???
).
(
a
) Do you think people today would be impressed by the story? Explain your
answer with references from the text.
(
b
) Do you think people today could learn anything about life from the story?
Give reasons for your answer.
Turn to PAGE EIGHT of the Prescribed Text.
2. Plato
In lines 48–52 of
Passage 3
(from
?e???
to
da???e??
), Socrates speaks to his
friends.
(
a
) What do Socrates’ words tell us about the kind of person he was? Explain
your answer.
(
b
) What does the reaction of his friends on hearing Socrates’ words tell us
about them? Give reasons for your answer.
Turn to PAGES TEN AND ELEVEN of the Prescribed Text.
3. Sophocles
In lines 19–36 of
Passage 4
(from
s? t??t?
to
????
), Antigone and Creon argue
about the burial of Polynices.
(
a
) Antigone thinks it right to bury the body. Write down any
three
things she
says to support her view.
(
b
) Creon thinks it wrong to bury the body. Write down any
three
things he
says to support his view.
(
c
) How would you describe the atmosphere in this scene? Write down any
two
things Sophocles has done to create this atmosphere.
Turn to PAGE SIXTEEN of the Prescribed Text.
4. Simonides
Refer to
Poem 8
.
Simonides has written this poem about Leonidas and the other Spartans who
died at Thermopylae. Do you think they would have been pleased by what he
wrote? Explain your answer with references from the text.

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