Education: New Greeks at Old Sewanee

In mileage, Tennessee's University of the South at Sewanee is not far from Athens, Ga., but in spirit it is right next door to Athens, Greece. Sewanee's burly boys chase not the pagan pigskin but good marks in Classics 206—"a study of Greek athletics." Purpose: to learn the arts of ancient boxing, running, wrestling, the discus, the shot and the javelin, plus "the Greek concept of athletics and its place in Greek education."

Sewanee still does play smalltime football,* but the real passion at the small (700 men) Episcopal school is for the classics....

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