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18 Things It`s Never OK To Say To a Classics Student

There are some things you should never say to Classics students. Ever.

1. “Is Classics even a real degree?”

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2. “What made you want to study it, though? It’s not very useful.”

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3. “Surely there’s nothing left to research by now?”

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4. “Aren’t Ancient Greek and Latin dead languages? I mean, what’s the point?”

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5. “So are you fluent in either of them now?”

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6. “At least you’ll be able to speak to the Pope, I guess.”

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7. “Say something in Latin for me.”

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8. “Or teach me a Latin swear word!”

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9. “I know how to speak Latin, too. Carpe diem.

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10. “Don’t you guys just look at pots and read really old books?”

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11. “Are you gonna go to Greece or Rome on your year abroad?”

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12. “But seriously. What exactly can you do with a Classics degree?”

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13. “You’re probably gonna be a teacher, right?”

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14. “Or do you want to work in a museum?”

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15. “I suppose ‘Troy’ is your favourite film, right?”

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16. “I bet you would be the perfect tour guide in Rome.”

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17. “Isn’t Classics a bit of a snobby degree?”

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18. “At least it’s easy for you to get a first.”

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