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2015   On days like today it is hard to love one- and thyself, to still believe that people are born to live and dream freely. I wonder what Rousseau would say of the chains that we forged for ourselves in full, but willing ignorance. We got too used to the fact that wars are…

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Roman poets: modern and old

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Satyr and Maenad in the ancient Roman city of Aizanoi. Photo by Efendi, 2005.

Latin is often regarded as dead as any language can be. Stories, poetry, love letters, simple daily correspondence: everything in this tongue seems to belong to a vanished past, thither behind us, a vestige of a civilisation long begone. We postmoderns would rather go and look for Latin inside dusty tomes at far shelves of…

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Lingua Latina: single language for the EU?

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Digital painting "Empire" by mf-jeff

The article of Fritz Sturm, ‘Lingua Latina fundamentum et salue Europae‘ is a rare piece that promotes the use of Latin language as the common administrative language of the EU. It starts by considering the EU’s current policy of multilingualism, which it rejects as practically and economically problematic. What is more, in effect it is…

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