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  • Bosanquet received first class honors in classical moderations (1868) and literae humaniores (1870) and, upon graduation, was elected to a Fellowship of University College, Oxford, over F.H. Bradley.

    My Recycled Soul

  • In 1865 Bradley entered University College, Oxford, as a Scholar, getting a first in classical moderations (Mods) in 1867 but only an unexpected second in literae humaniores (Greats) in 1869.

    Francis Herbert Bradley

  • Senator Obama's key demographic, last time I checked, is not known for a love of litterae humaniores.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • And there is something important in the gentleness of Leo, in his patience and humane treatment of his young and brilliant student; literae humaniores indeed.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Grice received firsts in classical honours moderation (1933) and literae humaniores (1935) from Corpus Christi College,

    Paul Grice

  • The term litterae humaniores survives in Oxford as one of the honors schools.

    LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES

  • I am that no _knowledge of things_ will supply the place of the early study of letters, -- _literae humaniores_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • He who would study the _artes humaniores_ must turn of necessity to two fountain heads; and he finds them in the trampled marketplaces of two noisy, turbulent, unreasonable, pestilent little democratic cities, -- Athens and Florence.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • A portion of the fiery heat of his nature may be traced, perhaps, to the fact that he was born at Madras; but as on the mother's side he is descended from the poet Tickell, the friend of Addison, it would not be altogether unreasonable to have expected in him some few of the amenities of the _literæ humaniores_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • He took a first class in moderations in 1862 and in _Literae humaniores_ in 1863, and was

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

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