Friday, 13 August 2010

Reasons to study Latin and Greek

Following the debate here about learning Greek to encourage precision in English, I was reminded of this piece [from the Sunday Times of late June 2010], in which it was explained that studying the classical languages 'teaches diligence and responsibility - because they have to be punctual and do their homework without help from the parents' (emphasis mine).

Then, as John Paul Getty observed, classicists 'sell more oil'.

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