Speakeasy forum

General discussion

If somebody says he was a "Grecian" at school .... it means?

In one of the Horatio Hornblower movies, Hornblower tells his new Captain that he was a "Grecian" at school.

Does anybody know what that means?

I'm guessing it means that he studied classical literature in Greek and (probably) Latin but I have not been able to find anything definite.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: If somebody says he was a "Grecian" at school .... it means?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: If somebody says he was a "Grecian" at school .... it means?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: If somebody says he was a "Grecian" at school .... it me

i think it meant that they read Greek and (more or less) ignored the 'Romance' period/languages, i know that at one time it was a 'snob' thing....

Collapse -
Re: If somebody says he was a "Grecian" at school .... it me

Means different things to different people.

With Hornblower you can get one association of the word and meaning in the context of his relationship with Archie Kennedy.

You can also get another association with a more accepted reference to having been a member of a fraternity (or sorority) with name composed of Greek leters.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.