Latin in trouble in Greece

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Latin in trouble in Greece

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:14 pm ... in-classes

What can we do about it? Well, a petition won't hurt. The more pressure, domestic and foreign, the better: ... reserved=0
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Re: Latin in trouble in Greece

Post by opoudjis » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:33 am

I've gotten in an argument about this when I read about it at the Modern Greek language blog I frequent (, but (not that I am happy to admit it) Latin has so shrunk in the last couple of decades in Greek schooling, that's there not much to defend any more: taught only in the final year of high school, 1-2 hours of week, and involving the memorisation of 25 baby texts like this: ... CTIO_I.pdf. It wasn't nothing, but it wasn't that much better than nothing.

I first became interested in language through finding my uncle's old Greek Cornelius Nepos textbook. Those after me won't have that kind of experience any more.

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