A while ago I mentioned that a liberal education, incljuding some classics might be an advantage in a political career. J. P. Sarbanes of (D MD) writes back “ Your mention of me in your blog entry was both accurate and appropriate. I do believe I am a much better Congressman for my Classics education. Below is a link to a tete-a-tete I had some years ago with the head of the GSA where I schooled her on the hortatory subjunctive. Unfortunately, I referred to it as a tense, rather than a mood -- an error pointed out to me by a number of scholars who happened across this link. Nevertheless, I enjoyed pulling on my classics training.