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Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin
Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

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We hope you have enjoyed this taste of what it is like to work with these two ancient languages. One important point to take away is that even a small amount of knowledge of Latin and/or Greek can help you to get more out of your study of ancient literature, even if, like most students, your main experience of Latin and Greek texts is in English translation. The ability to look at a passage in greater depth using a parallel (bilingual) text and being able to look up a word effectively in a Greek or Latin dictionary are important skills in themselves. And while you may feel that you have only begun to scratch the surface of these rich languages, I hope you share our view that even a small amount of linguistic knowledge can help you to get that bit closer to understanding cultures in which classical texts were composed and consumed, debated and enjoyed.