Academic journal article Akroterion

Editorial/Redaksioneel

Academic journal article Akroterion

Editorial/Redaksioneel

Article excerpt

With this volume, Akroterion celebrates 60 years of classical scholarship and service to the academic community. From a humble Newsletter published in support of Latin school teachers Akroterion has developed into a widely recognized scholarly journal accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training and indexed in international databases like L'Annee philologique. Instead of publishing articles predominantly by staff members of the University of Stellenbosch, Akroterion now receives submissions from a wide spectrum of scholars both nationally and internationally.

Of course, the classics scene in South Africa is very different now compared to what it was 60 years ago: at that time, Latin and even Greek were still taught in many high schools throughout South Africa, Latin was compulsory for all Law students, and many church denominations required of their ministers several years of Greek and even Latin before ordination. Most of this has changed, to the detriment of widespread knowledge of the classical languages. …

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