Summer Greek and Latin
Free Summer Greek and Latin!
“THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE”
Had Socrates said that in 1976, they might have given him the Nobel instead of that year's actual recipient, Milton Friedman ("There's no such thing as a free lunch.") Unfortunately, neither of them lived long enough to witness our Free Summer Greek and Summer Latin programs here at Stockton.
While summer (ancient) Greek and Latin have secured their yearly appearances, Modern Greek has had something of a different trajectory. It quietly came in, largely unnoticed and soon took off. In the summer of 2008, we had two students. In 2011, we had over 20. Enthusiasm and interest have been so high that the ICHS has agreed to sponsor the continuation of Living Greek into December, making an almost full year of it.
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Summer Greek and Latin are fast becoming something of a tradition here at Stockton. Our students study throughout the academic year: memorize forms, declensions and conjugations, dive into dictionaries and translate. Then, they return for the summer to teach anyone who shares their passion for all things Greek and Latin. There is a willingness to share and learn that is rarely seen in any other discipline (Have you ever heard of Summer Geometry?). Modern Greek may still live on but anyone who says the Latin and Ancient Greek are dead languages clearly has not been anywhere near Stockton in summer!