I like this quote (I also liked learning Greek grammar! So so so much better than Latin grammar. Take that Plautus!).

But also, there are nine classics majors out of 5400 undergrads at Princeton, as far as I know. Which feels like important context.
(I feel like classics majors without languages might as well be ancient history majors instead, because I include literary analysis as a major historical sourcebase and tool, but that might just be me).
there is no future for so many of our disciplines that we love in which the disciplines continue to operate as they have over the last century or so. And that's not necessarily bad, if we replace them with newly generative structures rather than just starving them out.
but again, an AWFUL lot of media coverage of a tiny super elite school making a decision for a major with nine (9) students.

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