Sunday, May 15, 2016


Devotion to Greek

David Grene (1913-2002), Of Farming & Classics: A Memoir (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007), p. 2:
[F]rom the age of ten, something latched my child's imagination to Greek. Very soon afterward—and for that I am everlastingly grateful to my first Greek teacher, of whom more later—I met with Homer and then Herodotus, and this settled my devotion to Greek forever afterward. At the beginning, I am afraid, it was nothing more profound than the strange alphabet and the knowledge that those letters, unknown to most readers, spoke to me intelligibly.

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