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I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour, and Greek as a treat.
Sir Winston Churchill, “Roving Commission: My Early Life”
The study of Latin is a key to access the historical, philological and political tradition of the Western civilization.
Why should a student exercise in the actual translation of Latin? “Inexorably accurate translation from Latin provides a training in observation, analysis, judgment, evaluation, and a sense of linguistic form, clarity, and beauty which is excellent training in the shaping of one’s own English expression”, asserted Professor Frederic Wheelock, author of textbook in use. There is a discipline and accuracy learned in the translation process which is transferable to any thinking and reasoning process, such as that employed by mathematicians.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Ali Azzali holds a doctorate in History from the University of Parma in Italy. Dr. Azzali Lectures Classical Studies at Dallas College, is an excellent leader in education and a dynamic role model for all students.