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Dick Stada

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Should we study Latin and Greek?

The smartest children in our country may choose to learn Greek and Latin at highschool. They learn to translate old texts from a dead language. In my opinion they could better spend their time learning languages which are more useful in life, in business, on holidays, etc.
These old texts have been translated already a thousand times. Agree? Or give me any arguments why spend time on these dead languages.

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  • Dec 4 2013: Some say that people learned Latin (and Greek) to show that they have had superior education. It's a sort of code which can be decoded only by people equally educated.

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