Classical Scholarship and Classical Learning; Considered with Especial Reference to Competitive Tests and University Teaching a Practical Essay on Lib

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...continental method of instruction has produced, especially in Germany, all the good books on classical literature which have appeared for many years. Now these statements are not only unjust, and, because unjust, offensive to the scholars of Oxford and Cambridge and to all English scholars, with the ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...continental method of instruction has produced, especially in Germany, all the good books on classical literature which have appeared for many years. Now these statements are not only unjust, and, because unjust, offensive to the scholars of Oxford and Cambridge and to all English scholars, with the exception perhaps of Mure and Grote, who are ostentatiously put forward as nurslings of Germany; they are also practically mischievous; they are calculated, if not intended, to throw discredit upon the existing system of our studies and upon the studies themselves. And I feel that I shall be doing a service, not only acceptable to those whose feelings must be hurt by this unfair depreciation or contemptuous disallowance of their labours, but also required of any writer on this subject who is jealous of his country's honour, if I show conclusively that German scholarship as distinguished from learning is not superior, but, on the contrary, essentially and radically inferior to that of England, according to all the tests of relative merit; and that the mode of making scholars on the continent is not This is to prove by an example that our ancient historians have been " aliens or outcasts from the University System." The fact is, that Thirlwall's History was undertaken as a part of Lardner's Cyclopaedia in 1832, and that the first volume was actually published before the author left College in 1835. calculated to produce more satisfactory results than those 'which we have always attained, and may attain, in still higher measure, by our own time-honoured method of classical education. The assertion, that German scholarship is at this moment superior to that of our countrymen, is made to rest upon the fallacy, that the best test of scholarship is the number...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150340819
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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