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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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.
One concerned Darwin's theory of human evolution by natural and sexual selection, and the other--a related but narrower controversy--concerned the interpretation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, one of the required texts for the Literae Humaniores program there.
7) "Throughout the century," according to Turner, "the profound influence on the English educated classes of the Oxford school of Literae Humaniores reinforced the use of both Greece and Rome as points of cultural and intellectual self-reference" (6).