I'm pleased to announce that many updates have
been posted. The Links page is full of new links for your perusal.
Enjoy! --Ginny Lindzey
Greek Too! was initially conceived as
a page focusing on Greek pedagogy in the state of Texas. What
began as the idea for a single page soon grew into a full-fledged
website, which you see under development here.
Latin continues to flourish, enrollments
climb and more students than ever are taking the Latin AP
examinations while the study of Greek, on the other hand, is
hardly visible at the high school level, particularly in the South
and West ("Latin and Greek in American Schools and colleges:
An Enrollment Update," Classical Outlook, vol.77,
Spring 2000). It seems that only three candidates in the
entire state of Texas sat for the National Greek Exam last Spring
(National Greek Exam report).
Is a full Classical program destined to
become an unknown academic field at the school level, more like
Egyptology or Sumerology? It is, indeed, disturbing to notice that
the APA standards for Latin teacher training fails to even mention
Greek as an ancillary subject for prospective Latin teachers (APA
Newsletter, vol. 22, Dec. 1999). Classicists need to look toward
the future of their historic discipline that has been bilingual
since the Renaissance.
To encourage more Latin teachers to
invest some effort in acquainting their students with the basics
of Greek and to offer a resource for teachers of Greek in schools,
the TCA has set up a this mini-site in conjunction with the TCA
website specifically to promote Greek at the school level.
It is hoped that Latin teachers and
especially interested Hellenists at the university level will
contribute ideas for promoting and developing Greek in schools,
reviews of teaching material, and short articles for the web page.
The remarks of John Kirby, a candidate for the APA's Education
Committee, in the APA Newsletter, (June 1999), are a
realistic call to arms to academics for the importance of school
It's important to realize that students don't spring fully
armed into our college and university classes… It's simple
arithmetic that fewer students studying classical languages in
school means (even) fewer doing so at the next level….(15)