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Classics

Why Study Classics? Writing

Slatin1_14tudents study the Classics to develop a deeper understanding of words and writing.

 

  • “It took Latin to thrust me into bona fide alliance with words in their true meaning. Learning Latin…fed my love for words upon words, words in continuation and modification, and the beautiful accretion of a sentence….” (Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings, p. 31)
  • “But it was his Latin classes that had the most enduring influence on his future art. ‘It allows you to adore words,’ Geisel [Dr. Seuss] once said about Latin, ‘take them apart and find out where they came from.’” New York Times , March 2, 2004)

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