Friday, 5 November 2010

Reasons to Study Classics

Robert Murray M'Cheyne, an early nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister who died in his 30s, once wrote:

"True, we ought to know them [the Greek and Roman classics]; but only as chemists handle poisons - to discover their qualities, not to infect their blood with them".

See page 29 of A. A. Bonar. 1966. Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne. London: Banner of Truth.

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