Joshua Whatmough (1897-1964), review of Erik Wistrand, Nach innen oder nach aussen? Zum geographischen Sprachgebrauch der Römer
(Göteborg: Wettergren und Kerbers Förlag, 1946), in Classical Philology
44.2 (April, 1949) 138-139 (at 139):
Every day of the week I observe students using Loeb—the blind led by the blind.
Dictionaries are no
help, for the people who make them usually no
longer do their own reading, and translators
more often are found with dictionaries in their
hands, and students with translations in theirs,
than either of them with knowledge of Greek
or Latin in their heads.
I suspect most moderns of a Babu knowledge of Greek and Latin...