Two stone statues of male figures in Elizabethan dress, representing Philomath and Polymath, being a student coming to learn and a learned scholar on leaving
Philomathes [he who loves learning]
Polymathes [he who has much learning]
In between both statues, on archway:
ΕΑΝ ΗΣ ΕΣΗ
Based on a quote from Isocrates, "εαν ης φιλομαθης, εσει πολυμαθης", If you are studious (loving learning), you will be(come) learned.
Διδασκαλειον means "school"
The current Library and Museum building was formerly the Shrewsbury School building, built between 1590s and 1630.
Sources & Information
Location N 52°42'37" W 2°45'2"
Item Code: gbwm011; Photograph: 22 October 2009
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