Friday, April 8, 2011

Greek Scholars Rule!

Greek scholars are privileged men. Few of them know Greek; and none of them know anything else; but their position is unchallengeable.

– George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara

2 comments:

  1. If "Few of them know Greek", the language I suppose, how can they be Greek scholars? Always rely on translations? Maybe I'm reading Mr. Shaw out of context.

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  2. I can't say for sure, sir, as I've not read Shaw, but I suspect what he means is that Greek is a much easier language to profess knowledge of than to actually know.

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