What the Romans did for us

Quite a long article on the BBC website which you might enjoy.

Roads, obviously. Sanitation. But no great buildings from their time in
Britain. But the greatest legacy is how we use language to persuade,
says Lisa Jardine.

In a rapidly changing
world, I am intrigued to find that the ability to use Latin with
confidence continues to provoke widespread wonder and admiration.

Last week, at the opening of the exhibition on the
Roman Emperor Hadrian at the British Museum, the Mayor of London
addressed the assembled company in Latin, to general acclaim.

Read the rest on the BBC website

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