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was a Pyrrhic one. The relative lack of restrictions enjoyed by Department of Classical Philology in the decades that followed the years of unprecedented destruction — between 1945 and 1950 — was based on the fact that Classics as a field of study became increasingly marginalised. Greek was pushed out of schools, a Latin exodus followed, and soon there were almost no students at the university left. During the nineteen-eighties, one student per year graduated in Classics in Slovenia. *** Natalyia Nikolayeva Kazan State Medical University, Kazan State University, Kazan Orthodox Seminary The Classical, Orthodox and Soviet in S. Sobolevsky’s Textbook ‘The Ancient Greek Language’ Sobolevsky’s textbook for long years was the basis of training in Ancient Greek in the Soviet Union, however its author belonged to the old generation of classical philologists which was reflected in the contents of the textbook. However also the objective and involuntary ideologization as a product of the Soviet period was necessarily reflected in it. Certainly, of the three components, the classical one is the most present in contents of the textbook, and from the very first exercises there, an orientation towards development of skill of reading a classical text is obvious. On the other hand, along with classics in the maintenance of tasks, there are slogans characteristic for the Stalin era, and the forgotten Bible quotes — certainly, without the slightest hint of their source. The author seems very neutral in the preface which he devotes only to methodical problems, without any mention of party leaders’ achievements at that time established in Soviet linguistics. In general, a close connection to the tradition of gymnasium teaching of classic languages in pre-revolutionary Russia is felt throughout in the textbook and confirmed by numerous examples. The textbook, on the one hand, represents a monument to the methodology of teaching 35

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