Classical Studies (Classic Reprint)

Classical Studies (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Classical Studies The Essayist has overlooked one point, a due estimation of which is essential to any full consideration of the subject. Harvard College has less than four hundred and fifty undergraduates; add those at Williams, Amherst, Tufts, and one or two smaller institutions, and we have, in this State, a total of about one thousand students in College. It might seem that there are about one thousand others in 'schools and acade mies, who are pursuing preparatory Classical Studies; but, as less than half of the undergraduate period is devoted to these studies, and not more than two years are Spent in acquiring Latin and Greek enough for admission to college; -the remainder of the time being given to mathematics and physical or moral science, - it follows that there are not, at any one time, more than about one thousand or twelve hundred young men in Massachusetts who are studying what are called the dead languages. Our population is over twelve hundred thousand, of whom about one sixth, or two hundred thousand, are, or ought to be, receiving a school education; in other words, one out of every two hundred pupils is, at any one time, studying the Classics. This proportion is probably larger in Massachusetts than in any other State in the Union, and I believe it is quite as large as in any country in Europe, with the possible exception of Germany, where the direct patronage of government fosters these studies to a somewhat unnatural extent. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 50g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243021003
  • 9780243021000