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THE) OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE) UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL MILL, N. C., February 7, 1900.
"Study of fhe Classics "
"The Study of the Classics" was
be subject of an able and interest-
. i ' T7V 1 ! l j I
Mpf lecture given r nuav mgnt dv
pr. Alexander. It was one of the
series oi r acuity .uectures, anq was
I practical and scholarly discourse
Mich delighted the entire audience
1l he abstract given below
annot do justice to this lecture; it
:ly shows in brief outline and in an
nperfect manner the line of thought
)llowed by the speaker.
It may be, taken for granted that
fere is now no cosiderable oppo-
jtion to classical study. The time
:voteo to-vjrreeic ana Latin has
ten shortened in most or the col
lides; fewer students study them,
lit those few study them tin far
tter ways; and they are probably
surer and truer ground than at
time within fifty years. Their
ttl danger is in two things: pre
fatory training in these languages
harder to get than it once was;
many students, who do not
ow what studies are best tor
ai, are apt to choose courses
ich includeneither Latin or Greel
ily one of them, rinding out
,cn too late what tney nave miss-
The complete training is the
ii naming iwi inc. icatiicis
partly to blame for one of the
at evils in education today: that
Ithe opinion that the object of ed
ition is simply the getting of
jtwledge. If the knowledge of
its is its only aim, teaching is a
erable failure. School and col-
e training have nothing to do
h professional education. That
Ings to the professional schools.
e education with which the col-
has to do is the general devel-
knt, direction, inspiration, and
ication of the mental powers; a-
all it is the building of char-
t, of the best manhood and the
it womanhood in what Mill has
k'd the "wisdom of life". Wp
that we want our sons to study
ain things because those things
be useful to them in their pro
lans, But nobodv knows what
,()n is going to be; for varying
jUnstances mainly determine
s profession. At present, when
essional education often enters
ely into school and college ed-
;,on in the most specialized wav
W met are sometimes forced, to
own hurt, to pursue certain
esions because their education
been so narrow it fits them for
PR else. The. highest train
's a broad and liberal education
basis, with a professional ed-
10n built upon that.
18 sad to know that Greek and
10 form so small a nart. of ftip
at'on of men and women. The
course from, the time the
l'nt begins his or her prepara
tory lege through the second
vear in llmra i.v. i- i I ! n ... .
... wuvgt, jb uns, jngnsu, innuence winch :, culture gives.
mathematics, Greek, Latin, Hist- Statesmen.
ory a modern language, element- ministers, scientists-men like Glad- Will Lecture in Gerrard Hall Sat-
-v -vauu vnmisiry; tnis to stone, .Mill, Howell, Freeman, Wol- urclay Evening, "ller Royal High
be the course of study pursued by sey Palgrave, . Jam7s7: "Hoffman e8S Woman" tils Theme.
all students By that time, it can and HelmholtZ-agreeis to the cul- The first of ' the star couse of
be seen in what direction any stu- ture-value of the classics. But sup- lectures provided by the literary
uent s mind turns. After that.
- r"" j ait m.ovaivcu, suusc societies and the University will
quire only subjects essential to a other studies ought to fill the place take place in Gen ard Hall Satur
well rounded education,-subjects in education which the ancient clas- dav evening at eight o'clock. It
bke lgbs German, general sics have filled long and well,- will be by the noted French lectur
Chemistry, Philosophy, and Polit- what shall those, other studies be? er Max O'Rell on the interesting
- . - u wui ivngnsn cannot De substituted tor subject "Her Royal Highness, Wo-
allow time for special work in sub- Greek and Latin, because the stu- man," and" promises to be a rare
leers spiHrtpfl fh Kr 4-l.. I . t.-n , . . . . r
KtJ uvUW tucm- uent oingiish must know these treat indeed. Max O'Rell has such
selves; and when this, course has in order to- make real progress in a ! reoutation that it seems . w,
been hnished they are ready to enter that study. Neither can German fluous to speak of him in this re
th.e professional schools. and French be substituted. There Spect. He is regarded as one of the
An accusation brought against is room in our schools for Knglish, very best humorists on the Ameri-
auu W4im is i Ha t tney are me rouuern languages, anu science can stage to-day.
dead. But th'ey are not dead, too; but the study of the classics Let all come out to hear this no
Both of them live in our literature, must have a place; for the classics ted lecturer and author. The ad
language, political and social have a peculiar value of their own mission fee will be fifty cents,
and religious life; in education, law, which cannot be fully realized in Tickets will be for sale later in the
medicine, mathematics, philosophy, any.studies.
morals, agriculture, art. They
liye in every part of modern ci vili-J xiie Young Men's Christian Asso.
zation. Who is it that instructs
in; the art of teaching? In every
one of its leading principles our
teachers are Socrates, Plato, Aris
totle, Plutarch, Quintilian. Fol
low the streams of modern litera
ture to their source, and you will
find that source in Greek and Latin
writings. And it is no feeble
On Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday of this week Mr. Hugh M.
Harvard own nearly $12,000,000
worth of property exclusive of col
lege buildings, libraries, etc.
The total number of students at
in-; LUdL UJUVfSI . -t
the world. In political and social meet,s was rod ad encouraging
1 1 i r . . I to this mpmhpr f f Tn f t
r I '
Mcllhaney Jr., Secretary of the Penn. is according to the catalogue
i ouug lvien s Christian Associa- ZOOo. divided as follows: college 70(.
tion in the South, conducted, at medical school 682, law 312, grad-
seven o'clock in the evening, stu- hate school 172. The University
dents services in the University received $600,000 in gifts last year.
napei. he attendance at these
science, the works of the Greeks
and Romans are of direct use to us
to this member of the International
Committee. While here Mr. MrJ.
a.uj ivumaus ttic Ul UIICCL Use CO US I TT
of today. The larger problems y met m Private conference
i PTSi r t flip i cr 4-!au j
nrsr. wrouo-ht nut m tho r " Wi "" aoouviauua arm
chairmen ot committees on various
The following list of new books has
were nrsr. wrougnt out in
time, and one wlin VirrniirrVilT
vestigates them now must go back parlments of association work.
to the beginning. In religion we
----v "-viz iu j'uvai.c ci'iiieiencei
the officers of the association and been received by the 1-rary. In it are
uuuna suiicu iu iuc ia.ttes 01 ail
kinds of readers, lovers of fiction or of
Adams, Henry Second Adminis-
lhe Association consuWc Ue
t, v - -r. i fluaras, raenry oeconc
cannot get away from the Greeks vlslt ot the young secretary (for by tration of James Madison.
and Romans, if we try. Why was the wav' Mr- Mcllhaney recently Ade, Geo. Fables in Slang.
the New Testament written in received the degree of Ph. D. at
Greek? God in His wisdom knew Washington & Lee University and
what He was rlninov Thf nrli! Consequently knows rnl1f(ri
, a .iv IT 71 aO Ul -' ----- -.V V AAlV-iiy
the Church Fathers, who wrote in has been most helPfu, and while
Grtek and Latin, ought to be read Matthews who has been here
wt ttiiiinifrtrc finrl Till nltiot-. t 4- , I i. for several Vfa rm nncf Vino U,
of .religion. Philosophy is connect- missedV the services of his succes- ard
with all learning, and the i dots of sor arc a valuable acquisition for
philosophy are in the ancient Greek the Association.
writers. As Emerson says, t'Pla- From here Mr. Mcllhaney con
to is philosophy and philosophy, tinues his trip through the South
Plato, '. In law, medicine, mathe- visiting other southern colleges in
matics, even in agriculture, the pursuance of his duties,
works of Greek and Latin writers The officers of the YounL- Men's
are oi practical vaiue now. ixoman Uhnstian Association that have
law is the foundation of all law; been elected to serve for the year
TTinrnra t.Psi was fVin "father rf ti-il cnA'..r T,,. 1 0A A .' . r
r - .-".v. U.V.U- uimuj; -t-'vv. iwu, areas ioiJows;
icine"; Euclid is studied in mathe- President F. M nJ.,
Archer, Wm. America Today.
Amicis, E. de Studies of Paris.
" Holland and its
Bancroft Life of W. H. Sew-
matics; and tho Greek Geoponika
and the Latin treatises on agricult
ure, by Cato, Varro, Columella,
and Palladius, can today be read
with profit by students of that
Vice Pres. T. J. Hill
Treasurer J. F. Maddry
Cor. Secretary W. B. Speas
Kec. Secretary J. S. Atkinson
The various Committees have
been changed and rearranged and
Barbour, R. H. The Half-Back.
Besant, W.-The Orange Girl.
Bicknell, E. Territorial Acqui
sitions of U. S.
Bosanouet, B. Philos o p h i c a l
I heory ot htate.
Botsford, G. W. A History of
Bunner, H. C.--Short Sixes.
" Story of a New
Burnett, F. 'II.- In Connection
with the De Willouirhbv Claim.
Cable, G. W. The Negro Ques
tion. Carroll, Lewis Life and Let
Castle, Egerton Young April.
Cholmondely, Mary Red Pot
tage. Clark, S H Practical Public
Crane, S The Monster.
Crawford, F M Via Crucis.
Crockett. S R Jones March.
Cyclopedia of Fraternities (gen-
But there is something higher a year of useful activity is hoped
and better than practical ralues. for.
It is culture, a thing that all the Besides the visit of the College
riches of errth cannot buy. It is Secretary. Februarv will u tee
the best thing to strive for, except it from the State Secret rv r a -.aJ..
health and right living; and right! G. Kuebel of Asheville N. C. Dall, C H What we Really
living is the highest type of culture, j The address of Maj. R. Bingham K"ow About Shakespeare.
As cuture studies nothing can be'on February 18 in the University' Dix- MHugh Gwyeth.
better than Greek and Latin, The Chapel under the auspices of "the Do'le, N HL Rubalyatof Oniar
hard, practical life, which we AO . M. C. A. ,s looked forward to Khayyam (multi variorum),
mericans lead, needs the softening with great pleasure. j To be continUed.