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Title: Cambridge Compositions: Greek and Latin (Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge)
ISBN: 1108002552
ISBN13: 978-1108002554
Other Formats: lrf doc lrf mbr
Pages: 516 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 20, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1446 kb
Size EPUB version: 1686 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Original composition in classical languages was an important and much admired skill in the Victorian education system. In public schools and university Classics courses it was a key part of the curriculum, not only teaching the structure of the ancient languages themselves but also honing rhetorical skills. This 1899 anthology of selections from English literature translated into Greek and Latin prose and verse, includes contributions from a whole generation of late Victorian classical scholars at Cambridge: Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb and his successor as Regius Professor of Greek, Henry Jackson, James Adam, editor of Plato, Samuel Butcher, founder of the English Classical Association and President of the British Academy in 1909-10, a number of younger scholars and even one female lecturer. This would have been a model volume for Victorian students and remains useful today for those wanting to improve both comprehension and composition in the classical languages.