From J. W. WorthyDearest Tully, greetings & good health to you!
To Marcus Tullius Cicero
I have already alluded to a certain anomaly in your writings. The enthusiasm with which you convey Greek letters and learning to your countrymen is frequently tempered by a remark that Romans could certainly do far better than the Greeks, if they regarded such things as important enough. I might dismiss that as an encouraging pedagogical device, were it not for a certain negative attitude toward the Greeks which also surfaces from time to time in your correspondence.
I wonder if you would be good enough to clarify this apparent discrepancy for me.
With best wishes,
Return to Professor Worthy's Page Home
or see the correspondence with Cicero.