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De Lingua Latina October 14, 2008

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Odds and Ends.
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One tends to come across the token article extolling the virtues of the Latin language with surprising regularity. Said article usually contains any of the following elements: that Latin imparts mental discipline and teaches one to be more logical and analytical, that the language is a powerful tool to improve a person’s English grammar and vocabulary, and (of course) the usual canard about how Latin isn’t as dead a language as many tend to think.

Speaking from experience, it’s all true. Quite frankly, it’s a pity that there aren’t more of these articles to do justice to the language.

[A Dead Language That’s Very Much Alive (New York Times)]

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