We have studied Cicero’s Pro Milone and Book VIII of the Aeneid, following the OCR AS Level course. Having to translate non-adapted Latin has been very challenging and a huge jump from what we were expected to do at GCSE. However, we have found it to be extremely rewarding, to manage translating such passages (even if it does take us a considerable amount of time!) and we have seen a great improvement in our grasp of Latin by doing this.
Studying Latin A’ Level has also given us the opportunity to look beyond the texts and to gain a better understanding of them by researching their historical context. We particularly enjoyed the literary analysis in studying Cicero’s Pro Milone, especially looking closely at the rhetorical techniques he uses to influence the jury.
We would like to say a big thank you to Swansea University Classics Department for the funding, and also to Leigh- Rowan who has helped us enormously with the Virgil.
Alys Williams and Patricia Dalangin, Bishop Vaughan Catholic School