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M. Porcius Cato

A Vote for Latin

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Writing an op-ed for today's NYT, Harry Mount ("Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life") casts A Vote for Latin:

AT first glance, it doesn’t seem tragic that our leaders don’t study Latin anymore. But it is no coincidence that the professionalization of politics — which encourages budding politicians to think of education as mere career preparation — has occurred during an age of weak rhetoric, shifting moral values, clumsy grammar and a terror of historical references and eternal values that the Romans could teach us a thing or two about. As they themselves might have said, “Roma urbs aeterna; Latina lingua aeterna. <snip>


Best part: Translation here!

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