This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for GCSE Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017).
It covers the Thematic Study Component 11 and all three Literature and Culture options (Components 21-23):Thematic Study: Myth and Religion by Ben GreenleyLiterature and Culture 1: The Homeric World by Dan MenasheLiterature and Culture 2: Roman City Life by James RenshawLiterature and Culture 3: War and Warfare by James RenshawWhy does Greek and Roman mythology remain so popular today?
Why is the hero Odysseus such an interesting character?
What was it like to watch a gladiatorial fight? Why was the Roman army so successful? This book guides GCSE students to a greater understanding of such issues.
The opening chapter examines the lives of women in Greece and Rome, and also focuses on women in myth and legend.
The following three chapters invite readers to explore the culture of the Mycenaeans, city life in the Roman world, and ancient Greek and Roman warfare, focusing both on aspects of ancient society and on related literature. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative.
Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images and examples of non-prescribed sources.
Helpful student features include study questions, activities, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms.
Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at www.bloomsbury.com/class-civ-gcse.