Proceedings of the Classical Association Volume 1

Proceedings of the Classical Association Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Latin composition the boys did not work out from their own observation, but they practised rules learnt from their masters, and the work all became secondhand. It was a kind of tradition, handed on from teacher to teacher, and the same too with Greek. Boys spent a certain amount of time in reading Euripides and Sophocles, and, except in the case of the cleverest boys, they did not get a sufficient acquaintance to enable them to make a spontaneous imitation. There was no doubt that the value of translation into the ancient language was very great, but was it not too much to expect a boy to write both Greek prose and Greek verse and also Latin prose and Latin verse? In a very interesting document published by a body they were all of them well acquainted with--the Oxford and Cambridge Joint Board--he noticed that they took credit to themselves that the writing of Greek verse and the writing of Greek prose was increasing in the schools. He ventured to regret this. This was putting on the boys a burden too great for them to bear. He wanted the time for the boys to read more in an organised, systematic, and methodical manner, to understand what they read. Surely, when they reached the age of eighteen or nineteen, after studying a thousand years of the greatest part of the world's history, theymight be expected to have some elementary knowledge of the times which they had been studying? Boys should learn history, and there was no history easier to teach than that of ancient times, because there you were at once brought into contact with your original authorities, and for that reason no amount of history teaching done in schools of modern English on the growth of the British Empire, etc., could possibly have the intellectual value arising from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638670
  • 9781236638670