Start With Greek: Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 1.1.12

“I prefer that a child start by learning Greek because the student will readily absorb Latin, which is in common use, whether we will it or not. At the same time, a student should be brought up in Greek learning, because that is the source of our culture, too.”

A sermone Graeco puerum incipere malo, quia Latinum, qui pluribus in usu est, vel nobis nolentibus perbibet, simul quia disciplinis quoque Graecis prius instituendus est, unde et nostrae fluxerunt.

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