Education: What Did Caesar Say?

In the auditorium of Winthrop College (Rock Hill, S.C.), some 1,500 high-school kids gathered one morning last week for a strange affair. They had come from all over the state, chatting and giggling as merrily as if they were about to see a circus. What they actually did see was apparently just as entertaining—even though it bore the ponderous title of Fourth Annual Latin Forum.

As everyone expected, the forum was a good show: that is one thing that tiny (5 ft. 1 in.), brown-haired Miss Donnis Martin, head of the Winthrop classics department, has always made sure of. This year...

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