literae humaniores


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literae humaniores

(ˈlɪtəˌriː hjuːˌmænɪˈɔːriːz)
n
(Education) (at Oxford University) the faculty concerned with Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and philosophy; classics
[Latin, literally: the more humane letters]
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Joseph Bristow's "Wilde's Abstractions: Notes of Literae Humaniores, 1876-1878" illustrates Wilde's understanding of multiple disciplines as well as his "common sense" approach to Literae Humaniores, also known as "The Greats," which include ancient and modern philosophy together with Greek and Latin languages and the histories of ancient Greece and Rome.
To demonstrate a command of verse for the Moderations examination in literae humaniores, for example, students translated English verse into Latin hexameters, elegiacs, and lyrics and into "Greek iambics, hexameters, comic verse, and anapests" (Ox.
With Ronald having failed to gain entry to Oxford University at the first time of asking - he later got into Exeter College to read for a Literae Humaniores classics degree - Father Francis told him that he'd have to wait three years until he was 21 before he could see or even write to Edith again.