Ancient Greek

Greek & Latin Reading Competition

Date of past event:

13th March 2019

Report:

THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION
LONDON GREEK & LATIN READING COMPETITION 2019

The 2019 competition was held on Wednesday 13th March at Queen’s College, 43-49 Harley Street London W1G 8BT 2pm-5pm

The competition was in six sections, with only ONE ENTRY from each school per section permitted.

  • 1. Beginners’ Latin, open to pupils who have not yet completed 5 terms of Latin (either an individual, a pair, or group of 3 candidates), CLC Bk I, ad villam (adapted).
  • 2. Beginners’ Greek, open to pupils who have not yet completed 5 terms of Greek (either an individual, a pair, or group of 3 candidates): Greek to GCSE, Part 1, J Taylor, The Cyclops (3) (adapted)
  • 3. Pre-GCSE Latin, open to one pupil who has not yet taken GCSE in Latin: Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2, lines 544-558.
  • 4. Greek Dialogue, open to an individual or a pair of candidates at any stage: Euripides’ Medea, lines 321-345.
  • 5. Open Latin, open to one candidate at any stage: Ovid, Amores, Book 2, 6 On the death of his mistress’s parrot (cut).
  • 6. Greek Chorus, open to a group of 6 to 10 pupils at any stage: Euripides’ Medea, lines 410-445.

N.B. No candidate could be entered for more than one Latin section. 

Schools and individuals not entering candidates for the competition, but who would like their staff or pupils to learn more about spoken Latin and Greek, perhaps with a view to entering another year, were warmly encouraged to attend; as were friends and parents of the candidates.  Commemorative prizes were awarded.