For Classics Nerds: The PM Recites A Bit Of The IIiad From Memory (In Greek!)

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  1. Imagine him dropping in on an unsuspecting Charismatic service, and he starts “speaking in tongues!”

    • Walt,

      The elites aren’t getting a classic education much any longer. That’s what makes Johnson’s performance so fascinating. It’s a throwback to another time and place.

    • To be fair, those who can afford fee-paying schools in the UK usually have access to Latin, if not Greek, and the decline in the state sector (in England at least) has levelled out.

  2. David’s pronunciation is better than what I myself was taught at (high) school, e.g., λύουσι pronounced “loo-owssy”

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