The Mystery of the Ninth Legion

What do we know for sure about the ninth legion in Britain? Did the legion really march under an Eagle? When did they “disappear” from Britain? Do we know anything about them after their “disappearance”? Who popularised the story of the Ninth legion? Why do you think the story of the Ninth is so popular? What do YOU think happened to the legion?   Sources: … Continue reading The Mystery of the Ninth Legion

Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1 Tess’s father, Jack, learns from Parson Tringham that his family descends from the noble d’Urberville line. He proceeds to get hammered. Chapter 2 Tess is introduced, dancing at a May dance. She is dressed in white but wears a red ribbon in her hair. A middle-class boy joins the group but does not dance with Tess. Chapter 3 Tess’s mother tells of her … Continue reading Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Chapter Summaries

Figures of the late Republic and early Empire

Choose three of the following figures from the Roman Republic/ early Empire: Gnaeus Pompey Magnus Marcus Crassus Mark Antony Marcus Cicero Cleopatra Julius Caesar Gaius Octavius Livia Drusilla Make enough notes about them to be able to tell someone in no more than sixty seconds: When they were born/died; Where they were born/died; What position(s) they held in the Republic; Why they are a significant … Continue reading Figures of the late Republic and early Empire

Reflective Writing – Topics

Click the link below for a list of possible subject matter for a reflective essay. Reflective Essay Topics Remember, the subject matter is less important than the way you write it. Writing with personality and maturity is the single most important aspect of the task. Remember to talk about your thoughts and feelings, and how they evolved. Continue reading Reflective Writing – Topics

Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Aeschylus

Notes from class:   “My appointed fate I must endure as best I can, knowing the power of necessity is irresistible.” – Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus “I suffer the unrelenting savagery of Zeus.” – Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus “Are there any in all this suffering world who endure what I endure?” – Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus   An essay on fate might begin…   “My appointed fate I … Continue reading Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Aeschylus

The Crucible – Essay Planning

Choose a play which deals with the theme of honour or shame or betrayal. With reference to appropriate techniques, explain how the dramatist presents the theme and discuss why it is important to your understanding of the play as a whole.   “The Crucible” is a play written by American playwright Arthur Miller in 1953. It explores the tensions that arise in a Puritan community … Continue reading The Crucible – Essay Planning

The Crucible – Quotations

Elizabeth: I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. ANALYSIS: Elizabeth uses a metaphor to explain that Proctor will not forgive himself, that she no longer accuses him of any crime, but he judges himself continually. Proctor: Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer! ANALYSIS: Proctor responds, again using hyperbole, suggesting that Elizabeth has been emotionally cold to him … Continue reading The Crucible – Quotations