Thursday, October 07, 2004



Rogueclassicism reprints a job announcement for a Latinist in Miami University's Department of Classics . The announcement says, "Qualifications in such areas as cultural studies, film studies, Women's Studies are desirable." What the heck do film studies have to do with Latin? Is the goal to titillate and pander to undergraduates, or to educate them? If I were posting a job announcement for a Latinist, I would say, "Submit two cover letters in Latin, one in the style of Cicero, the other in the style of Seneca." That would narrow the field.

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