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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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