I continue with the topic I picked up two posts ago, namely the relevance of the humanities. This week I list two posts that caught my eye.
The first I learned about through Rogueclassicism. It pertains to an article by Meghan DeMaria in USA Today entitled Viewpoint: Majoring in the classics gives students an edge. The second is a piece in The Telegraph written by Harry Mount in which he discusses the abolishment of the use of Latin in botany when naming new plants, fungi, or algae, a decision which was taken at the International Botanical Congress in 2011. In Mount’s words, Latin isn’t dead. For those who need further convincing, I let J. K. Rowling and Peter Needham do the talking.