[b-greek] Re: Reasons NOT to Study Greek

From: B.J. Williamson (hellen_ic@hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 15:16:42 EDT


>From: "George Young" <gwyoung@morgan.ucs.mun.ca>
>Students should NOT endeavor to learn the complexities of ancient Greek
>1. If the student's principal purpose is to get to know 'Her' better.
>2. If the student believes that s/he might get more conversions by means
>of flashy 'Greek' rhetoric.
>3. If the student believes that a god or gods will help them achieve what
>only can be achieved through hard academic perseverance.

As you can see, this answer is what a hard academic pursuit yields. When the
academic pursuit becomes the end in itself, there is no substance, no
humility, no purpose, no meaning to life, just dispair and meaningless

No. We all know the truth is there, just help them along.

There will always be the bitter and angry critics, some will even infiltrate
the ranks. But their end is their reward.


B.J. Williamson

Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com

B-Greek home page: http://metalab.unc.edu/bgreek
You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [jwrobie@mindspring.com]
To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-327Q@franklin.oit.unc.edu
To subscribe, send a message to subscribe-b-greek@franklin.oit.unc.edu


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:36:30 EDT