> But I would add that the study of Latin is absolutely crucial to the
> understanding of western mental habits and sciences because these
> were shaped by the study of Latin as an ideal or perfect language.
I wish more people believed this, though I'm not sure I do myself.
But I'll be happy to teach Latin to any lbosters who feel the need of it, at bargain rates -- half what Yale would charge. I'd enjoy doing it, and I need the money.
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