The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries afterward, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has exerted across centuries and continents. Juergen Leonhardt offers the story of the first "world language," from antiquity to the present.
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Academics often struggle when trying to present their specialities to general readers. It can be done in engaging fashion without talking down to the readers. Simon Schama manages it (such as in ... Read full review
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Latin hasn't seen a revival since the ninth century under western Europe's first emperor, Charlemagne, in the wake of the Carolingian literary renaissance of the late eighth century. Time for it to be ... Read full review