Cambridge Greek gaffe

first_imgThe Classics department at Cambridge suffered embarrassment this week as the £1.3 million renovation of their facility resulted in a misspelling on the doors of their new foyer.Academics had chosen a Greek inscription from Aristotle’s Metaphysics which translates as “all men by nature desire to know” to grace the facade. However, the word “phusei”, meaning “by nature”, was spelled with the English letter “S” rather than the Greek letter sigma.The glass doors of stylish new entrance on the university’s Sidgwick site have also been criticised for opening too slowly and causing queues of staff and students.  University officials have declined to comment on the doors.last_img