latin ext Essay

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2010
H I G H E R S C H O O L C E R T I F I C AT E
S P E C I M E N E X A M I N AT I O N

Latin Extension

Total marks – 50
Section I

General Instructions
• Reading time – 10 minutes
• Working time – 1 hour and
50 minutes
• Write using black or blue pen

Pages 2–5

30 marks
Attempt Questions 1–3
• Allow about 1 hour for this section

Section II

Pages 6–8

20 marks
• Attempt Questions 4–5
• Allow about 50 minutes for this section

Section I — Prescribed Text
30 marks
Attempt Questions 1–3
Allow about 1 hour for this section
Answer each question in a SEPARATE writing booklet. Extra writing booklets are available.

Question 1 (8 marks)
Translate BOTH extracts into ENGLISH. The translations should be written on alternate lines.
(a)

nam neque Pyramidum sumptus ad sidera ducti, nec Iouis Elei caelum imitata domus, nec Mausolei diues fortuna sepulcri mortis ab extrema condicione uacant. aut illis flamma aut imber subducet honores, annorum aut ictu, pondere uicta, ruent. at non ingenio quaesitum nomen ab aeuo excidet: ingenio stat sine morte decus.

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Propertius, III.2.17–26

(b)

optaui quotiens ne nox tibi cedere uellet, ne fugerent uultus sidera mota tuos! optaui quotiens aut uentus frangeret axem aut caderet spissa nube retentus equus! inuida, quo properas? quod erat tibi filius ater, materni fuerat pectoris ille color.
Tithono uellem de te narrare liceret: femina non caelo turpior ulla foret.
Ovid, Amores I.13.27–36

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Question 2 (12 marks) Use a SEPARATE writing booklet.
Read the extracts, then answer the questions that follow.
(a)

Si quicquam cupido optantique optigit umquam insperanti, hoc est gratum animo proprie.
Quare hoc est gratum nobisque hoc carius auro, quod te restituis, Lesbia, mi cupido, restituis cupido atque insperanti, ipsa refers te nobis. O lucem candidiore nota!
Quis me uno vivit felicior, aut magis hac rem optandam in vita dicere quis poterit?
Catullus, 107.1–8

(i)

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(ii)

(b)

What is the tone of the poem?
How does Catullus use language and stylistic features to achieve this tone? 3

necte comam myrto, maternas iunge columbas; qui deceat, currum uitricus ipse dabit; inque dato curru, populo clamante triumphum, stabis et adiunctas arte mouebis aues. ducentur capti iuuenes captaeque puellae: haec tibi magnificus pompa triumphus erit. ipse ego, praeda recens, factum modo uulnus habebo et noua captiua uincula mente feram.
Mens Bona ducetur manibus post terga retortis et Pudor et castris quidquid Amoris obest. omnia te metuent, ad te sua bracchia tendens uolgus ‘io’ magna voce ‘triumphe’ canet.
Ovid, Amores I.2.23–34

In what ways does Ovid use and adapt the Roman triumph in this extract?

Question 2 continues on page 4

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Question 2 (continued)
(c)

Siqua recordanti benefacta priora voluptas est homini, cum se cogitat esse pium, nec sanctam violasse fidem, nec foedere nullo divum ad fallendos numine abusum homines, multa parata manent in longa aetate, Catulle, ex hoc ingrato gaudia amore tibi.
Nam quaecumque homines bene cuiquam aut dicere possunt aut facere, haec a te dictaque factaque sunt: omnia quae ingratae perierunt credita menti.
Quare iam te cur amplius excrucies?
Quin tu animo offirmas atque istinc teque reducis, et dis invitis desinis esse miser?
Catullus, 76.1–12
In terms of Roman values, explain why Catullus thinks he has earned release from suffering. In your answer, refer to the extract provided.

End of Question 2

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In your answer you will be assessed on how well you:
■ demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the prescribed genre relevant to the question ■ present a logical and cohesive response to the question, supported by references to the text Question 3 (10 marks) Use a SEPARATE writing booklet.
Read the extracts, then answer the…