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February 10, 2005

10 Reasons Why Classics Is POINTLESS

continuing the debate that would run till the end of time, if it wasnt for the fact that soon someone will realise Classics is pointless and stop teaching it!

1 – It is just a way for people who couldnt cope with a real history degree to get into university!

2 – You have to learn Latin and/or Ancient Greek… why dont i just slit my wrists now!?

3 – They realised it was so pointless a subject they had to start making up stories to tell to drag it out for a whole 3yrs!

4 – My best estimate suggests within 5yrs every classical pot will be dug up so their will be no use for people who are trained to dig them up!

5 – You spend all your time looking at people who are dead and discussing things they said that even science in the middle ages proved was wrong!

6 – In psychology we have videos and photos, in classics u have 2D sketches and statues without arms!

7 – I can't think of anyone who could inspire me less in lectures than a person who has devoted their entire life, and even gained a pHD, in the study of pots and mythological stories!

8 – You have to rely on other better subjects like Psychology to put your subject to use, Oedipus Complex.

9 – You have to translate whole stories from one language to another, only to be bored shitless by them!

10 – You will never be able to do the subject properly as it requires full translations of all of Plato and Aristotle… and even a classics student must have better things to do with their life than that!!!


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