5th Form Greek

Herodotus text

.Self-assessment sheet here


Create your own 'short question' on the Prose Text.

Your task: to create a series of short questions, worth a total of 20 marks, on the section of text assigned to you. This should include a 5-mark translation question. Use the sample question below for guidance.

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The Battle of Salamis

Its place in Greek cultural heritage here.

Simple intro to ancient battle at sea.

Find out about Themistocles.


Lots of info here.

Read more of Herodotus’ Histories.


OCR specification

Online dictionaries: Archimedes

Online dictionaries: Perseus

BBC Greeks pages



ostrakon referring to Aristeides, one of our characters. Find out more about the practice of ostracism here.