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Shakespeare's Greek And Latin

Tom Moran | Antigone | 26th May 2022

Shakespeare knew his Latin and Greek. Belief to the contrary arises from one of literature's great misreadings. When Ben Jonson said of Shakespeare, "Though thou hadst small Latin and less Greek", he was using "though" to mean "even if". Jonson was saying in verse that Shakespeare outshone the greatest of Greek and Roman dramatists, not that Shakespeare was ignorant of them (2,900 words)

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