• We have used Hellene Travel for each of our last three trips to Rome (and the Bay of Naples). They’ve been excellent every time, getting us out of trouble on a couple of occasions. I would definitely AVOID doing the trip without a travel firm: the ramifications in terms of insurance and protection (ABTA etc.) are not worth the risk. Our itinerary…[Read more]

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  • Angela Boyle posted an update in the group Group logo of School Trips to RomeSchool Trips to Rome 1 day, 1 hour ago

    As an old Rome hand my advice is to avoid any hotel in the vicinity of Termini as there are increasing numbers of homeless people in the area. re Ostia Antica, it’s easy to get to by train. Another place worth visiting is Tivoli. If your flight home is pm it’s easy to fit in a visit en route (sort of!) to the airport.
    For clarification, I mean…[Read more]

  • Charlie Nicholls posted an update in the group Group logo of Trips in the UKTrips in the UK 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for day trips for a year 8 group studying CLC book in or around London, and any advice on getting a reenactment Roman legion into school?

    Any help would be gratefully received.

    Charlie

  • Kirsty Rankin posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE GreekGCSE Greek 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Is anyone else doing the Odyssey Book 6 for verse? Going to start teaching it shortly and wondered if anyone wanted to collaborate on producing questions, revision materials, 8 and 10 markers etc. Divide and conquer! Please contact me if interested – will post anything created to the site. With thanks, Kirsty
    mcalisterk@edgbastonhigh.co.uk

  • Kirsty Rankin posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE GreekGCSE Greek 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Is anyone else doing the Odyssey Book 6 for verse? Going to start teaching it shortly and wondered if anyone wanted to collaborate on producing questions, revision materials, 8 and 10 markers etc. Divide and conquer! Please contact me if interested – will post anything created to the site. With thanks, Kirsty
    mcalisterk@edgbastonhigh.co.uk

  • Chris Lord posted an update in the group Group logo of A Level LatinA Level Latin 1 day, 10 hours ago

    Hi all. A question about the Seneca set text, and the prescribed edition (another lazy hendiadys). At the end of Chapter 3 of letter LI, the Latin is: ‘illic sibi plurimum luxuria permittit, illic, tamquam aliqua licentia debeatur loco, magis solvitur’. Maunder’s notes say, for ‘tamquam…’: ‘tamquam…magis… – the more… the more… In…[Read more]

    • Firstly, Seneca is probably punning on ‘debeatur’ and ‘solvitur’, but the latter does not (quite) have its financial meaning here, i think. Secondly, the first ‘illic’ refers to Canopus, the second to Baiae, thereby damning the latter place as worse (as it was Seneca’s temporary lodging (cf. the start of the letter). Thirdly, although luxury…[Read more]

    • I’ve taught Maunder’s version in the way that you described, despite my own misgivings, simply because it’s an OCR endorsed textbook and unless they issue an erratum (not yet done) they cannot justifiably penalise students following its advice. I explained that version it as “the more you put in, the more you get out” – I’ve been using the very…[Read more]

    • Graver and Long’s translation reads: ‘self-indulgence allows itself more license there; it lets itself go there, as if by some privilege of the place’ which suggests that both ‘illic’s refer to Baiae in a rhetorical anaphora and which rightly reads luxuria as the subject of permittit – personifying it nicely. The financial antithesis of…[Read more]

    • Hi Chris, I’ve just finished writing an interlinear translation of the Seneca – damned hard. I took magis solvitur as impersonal = “things are even more relaxed at Baiae”; a few lines later on he says fomenta Campaniae solverunt Hannibalem which confirms this meaning for solvo, I think. [Later: but now you mention it, the subject of solvitur…[Read more]

  • We always use Travelbound. Stayed at the Palladium Palace hotel near Termini station last year. Best breakfast I\’ve ever had in Rome. Factor in a trip to Ostia Antica; 45 mins train ride from Rome and, for my money, a better site than Pompeii.

    • You can get a boat to take you down the river to Ostia Antica – a great experience!

      • We buy a 7 day travel ticket when we arrive, which we can also use for the trip to Ostia Antica, hence why we always take the train. I don’t suppose a boat trip would be included in that

      • We’re going to Ostia next month, straight off the flight (to Fiumicino). Pity I did not know about the boat, but it takes some time, presumably?

      • I didn’t organise the trip but I can try to find out the details from my colleague who did. We enjoyed the experience because it was a chance to relax in between all our dashing about. It is a very amateurish looking operation and the pier is not signposted at all. We had a coach to take us to the boat. The staff were lovely and although the…[Read more]

  • Maya Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of School Trips to RomeSchool Trips to Rome 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Hi Stephanie,
    It’s some time since I organised a school trip to Rome, but I always used a travel company. Just be very careful about the hotel your school is allocated. We had a bad experience with one where the staff entered students’ rooms during the day while we were out and rifled through their possessions, and the travel company’s…[Read more]

    • In general, beware of hotels anywhere near Termini, especially in the streets to the south of the station – they can be pretty dreadful and louche as well.

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    Thank you Steve.

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  • Lucie Stephens posted an update in the group Group logo of GCSE LatinGCSE Latin 2 days, 8 hours ago

    On the same note as Alex, has anyone got any practice questions or revision sheets for the Verse A literature selection (Horace/Ovid/Martial) that they would be willing to share? Hopefully the CSCP resource sharing will be up and running soon – fingers crossed. I have a few things I can offer too – my email is lstephens@manorhouseschool.org[Read more]

    • Hi Lucie, I made a booklet of 10 mark questions for this, and also some 8 mark Qs. My class also put all the poems + translation into Quizlet in 2-line chunks (helps them revise and make flashcards etc) – search SWPS or ianapeel in Quizlet. Ian x

      • Thanks Ian, the Quizlets look fabulous and will prove very useful. And if you please could email me a copy of your 8/10mark questions booklet, I would be hugely grateful! Hope Catherine has settled in well – all the very best.

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