1. These and the following numbers come from L’Année Philologique,the official bibliographical guide to scholarship on the Classical worlds. The most recent year available is 1992—the bibliography itself cannot keep up with the volume of publication and is four years behind. The 16,168 publications listed do not include the thousands of book reviews published in professional journals.
2. Journalist Celia McGee claims without documentation that enrollment in Latin courses at the college and graduate-school level increased 25 percent between 1992 and 1994 (“The Classic Moment: Signs that B.C. is P.C.,” New York Times Magazine,Sunday, February 16  p. 41). In reality, the numbers provided by the Modern Language Association tell a different story: Latin enrollments actually declined a further 8 percent between 1990 and 1995; see CAMWS Newsletter 6.2 (1996) p. 7. While Latin enrollments in public secondary schools have increased the past few years (Latin is still studied by fewer than 2 percent of America’s high schoolers), Latin and Greek enrollments continue to decline as a percentage of the total university population (R.A. LaFleur, “Latina Resurgens: Classical Language Enrollments in American Schools and Colleges,” The Classical Outlook 74  125–130). This trend is particularly distressing—college and university Classics professors fail to sustain incipient student interest in the Greek and Roman worlds. McGee cites the publication of new translations of Greek authors (hardly a new phenomenon and unrelated to most recent scholarship), art exhibits (even less novel), and the Disney movie Hercules as further evidence of the vitality of Classics. The appearance of Hercules in an animated feature film has as much connection to Classical studies as the success of The Little Mermaid had to the study of marine biology.