Boris and the Classics – two views

Thanks to Mary Beard for both of these, in fact. Her blog piece contains a link to a BBC news essay. Both links are worth following up.

Among the comments on the BBC article is this:

The claim that classical education is in decline in Britain is a popular one, but I'm afraid that it is not an accurate one. In fact, there are more students studying Classics at my university (Oxford) than ever before; moreover, Latin in schools has increased threefold in the last seven years, while there is increasing demand for Classics teachers in schools (according to an article by Chris Arnott in the Guardian Education section on 5th February this year).
James Morton, Oxford

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