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Crito or Kriton? a Plea for Greek

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 January 2009

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The advantage of our traditional method of spelling Greek names and titles as though they were Latin and pronouncing them as though they were English (often with a fine disregard of quantity, Crito, Meno, though we scorn such as confuse the penultimate vowel in Man-tinea and Tegea), is just that it is traditional: we are used to it, especially with our eyes, and the visual appearance of a word is important. But we may lose too much by clinging to tradition; no one, I think, wants to revert to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva for Greek gods, nor even to Ulysses for the Greek hero; and in the process of changing to the Greek names we have created two anomalies, Asclepius and Heracles, which are neither Latin nor Greek, nor traditional English.

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