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Changes in Education

 
  • In a democratic age education is viewed as a universal right, rather than the privilege of an elite

 
  • It tends to become more and more widespread and therefore less deeply based

 
  • Latin has been lost as an obligatory element in school education

 
  • 1930s public school boys could translate from English into passable Latin and Greek prose and verse

 
  • Today written and spoken English has become the tongue of those who do not know Latin

 
  • To a person, who is familiar with Latin, a largely Latinised vocabulary may be a source of great enrichment

 
  • But to one, who has never come into contact with Latin at all, this very richness may be a source of looseness and vagueness of expression

 

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