The Heights Lectures | “You GET to take Latin”: On the Benefits of Classical Studies in the 21st Century
LECTURE SERIES “You GET to take Latin”: On the Benefits of Classical Studies in the 21st Century

Few people speak Latin; even fewer speak ancient Greek. Why do we study these languages here at The Heights? Why do we REQUIRE our students to study Latin? Is it out of a quaint fascination with the old and the ancient? Or, are there both practical and noble, servile and liberal, reasons to study not only the languages of the ancients but their texts as well?

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The April Heights Lecture will feature a founding father of The Heights, Prof. Edward C. Smith, speaking on one of our nation's greatest presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Prof. Smith will draw upon his Civil War-era expertise to highlight the role of Frederick Douglas in the metamorphosis of Abraham Lincoln from a small town country lawyer into the great man whose speeches are memorized by school children 150 years later.

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