What caught my eye this week
This week I’ve been reading Forward with Classics: Classical Languages in Schools and Communities, a new volume on the current state of Classics teaching which – through no fault of its own – has generated quite a bit of online debate over the last few days.
The argument was initiated by Peter Jones’ review of Forward with Classics, published this week on the Classics for All website. By referring to current British politics in his review, Peter Jones (who is mentioned several times in the book) has provoked a backlash from some contributors and readers. The recent Boris Johnson controversy, and the awkward position of Classics for All in relation to it, has exacerbated the issue, stirring up a sense of anxiety about the future of British Classics which shows no signs of dying down any time soon.
To return to the…
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