Jamie’s Latin lover – in classical sense

From the Cambridge News

Cambridge University classics professor Mary Beard will appear on celebrity … read a real piece of real Latin written by a real Roman after three lessons. … Read on >>>

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  1. In this article, Prof Beard said: “I had one very obvious aim. I wanted to make sure some of them had actually read a real piece of real Latin written by a real Roman after three lessons.”

    Mary Beard consistently undersells Latin : it was not the language of the Romans only. In the context of Britain: Alcuin restored Latin to the court of Charlemagne; Bede wrote the first history of Britain in Latin; More wrote the world-renowned ‘Utopia’ in Latin; Newton explained Mathematics in Latin; Latin expressions even permeate modern English, e.g. inter alia ‘de mortuis nil
    nisi bonum’, etc.

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