Perhaps Greek universities should be wary of removing their “eternals” (News, 4 September). Was it not the Eternals who enabled the Greeks to defeat their Persian counterparts, the Immortals, at the Battle of Plataea, 479BC, halting a Persian invasion of Greece? With new troubles brewing in the region, Athens may yet need these Eternals again.
Hillary J. Shaw
Director and senior research consultant
Shaw Food Solutions, Newport, Shropshire