In Response to: The Color of Classics

In regards to requiring Latin and Greek for classics majors, I can certainly understand the pros and cons. But it seems that the soul of the English language resides in both Latin and Greek and should be required along with English courses.

A common argument to do away with Latin requirements seems to be that public school graduates don’t have the advantage of taking it in high school. It should be as it would not only help with dissecting English but help those learning a second language. Higher educational institutions should be at the forefront to work with high schools to encourage the taking and learning of many languages, not just English.

Avalee Cohen s’65
La Jolla, Calif.