With a Little Greek, All Will Be Well

J.E. Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship, Vol. III:

“As inspector of the school at Ilfeld, he used his influence in 1770 in favour of the revival of a liberal education. The school had fallen into decay, but all, he felt sure, would be well, if a little Greek were introduced; he would then feel no anxiety about Latin and all the other subjects known as humaniora, while, wherever Greek was neglected, everything else would remain ‘ mere patch-work and perpetual botching’. His report of 1780 also proves him to have been an enlightened promoter of the New Humanism.”

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