But expanse carries a risk of losing one's way. As the speaker in the Exeter Book's Seafarer poem (see especially, lines 39ff.) thinks hard on the uncertainties involved in a life spent with the sea, so too must the educator and student of the humanities try his/her best to remain with a point of reference in sight. To jump into the deep untethered and without knowledge of the nearest shore, shoal, or boat is unwise. Education needs the same anchorage.
Perhaps no better anchorage exists for ongoing exploration of the world's knowledge than the study of Latin and Greek. Indeed, as I write in the short essay appended here, I believe the study of these languages is a necessity.
I invite you to read this essay. You may view it below in situ or download it HERE.