Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Plenty of Gold in Them Thar Hills

Berthold L. Ullman (1882-1965), "The Ph.D. Degree in the Classics," Classical Journal 41.8 (May, 1946) 363-366 (at 366):
Finally, I want to express an opinion on a matter that I have heard discussed all my academic life. The fields of study in the classics, it is asserted, have been exhausted; there are no more worlds to conquer. Nothing could be less true. There is still plenty of gold in them thar hills, not to mention the newer metals more precious than gold. The fact is that there can be no exhaustion of material in the humanities, since their business is with values, which are not only enduring but many-faceted.

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