Latin and Greek in American Education: With Symposia on the Value of Humanistic Studies

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Francis Willey Kelsey
Macmillan, 1911 - 396 pages
Latin and Greek in American Education is a volume of papers edited by Michigan's Francis W. Kelsey, stemming from the Michigan Classical Conference's examination of the methods and strategies for teaching Latin and Greek and their relation to public life, and the relationship between Classics and law, theology, politics, and medicine. Included in the volume is "The Case for the Classics" by Paul Shorey, of the University of Chicago.

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Page 72 - Thou hast left behind Powers that will work for thee; air, earth, and skies; There's not a breathing of the common wind That will forget thee; thou hast great allies; Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and man's unconquerable mind.
Page 124 - Olympian bards who sung Divine ideas below, Which always find us young, And always keep us so.
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Page 274 - The study of language," he said, "seems to me as if it was given for the very purpose of forming the human mind in youth; and the Greek and Latin languages, in themselves so perfect, and at the same time freed from the insuperable difficulty which must attend any attempt to teach boys philology through the medium of their own spoken language, seem the very instruments by which this is to be effected.
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