The Classical Tradition?

An item in the Telegraph about binge drinking in the UK includes, inter alia:

Dr Phil Withington, a Cambridge University lecturer, claims the drunkenness on Britain’s streets is a reflection of the binge-drinking fun enjoyed by these Oxbridge students.

He said: “These classically-educated students emulated the carousing drinking camaraderie of Ancient Greek and Roman culture.

“They played Latin drinking games, invented initiations rites, and drinking became integral to male bonding and a social norm.

… er, well, I guess nihil novum and all that … other than letting women in on the ‘social norm’ side of things …

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