18 AUGUST 1906, Page 23

Proceedings of the Classical Association, 1906. (John Murray. 2s. 6d.

net.)—This is, as usual, an interesting volume. Perhaps the most important paper is the Report of the Committee appointed to consider the teaching of Greek. The substance of the Committee's recommendations is that Greek should be taught mainly with a literary purpose. The grammatical drill is very hard, and an immense amount of time has to be spent—we will not say wasted—upon it. The Report was accepted without a division, but not unanimously. We are glad to see that the Classical Association prospers. The number of its subscribers is large—it exceeds a thousand—but considering the multitude of people who practically " live by this craft," it ought to be larger. The subscription is so small that no one ought to grudge it.