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On the virtues (or otherwise?) of learning Latin

A debate was unleashed this week in the Brisbane Courier-Mail about the merits of including Latin as an optional language in the National Curriculum.  Roger Scott considers possible reasons for devoting a front page to this issue, and various classicists respond to the article in the Courier-Mail. The Guardian (UK) argues the benefits of learning Latin, while The Guardian (Australia) dismisses it as a ‘nostalgic fantasy’.

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