Why Latin?

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According to legend, the Latin language was adopted by the people of Rome around the time the city was founded (753 B.C.). It was named for the surrounding region. The people of that city went on to dominate the whole Italian peninsula and establish an empire on the three continents surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

Ever Wondered Why CLS Teaches Latin? Here You Go.

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Last month I read David Epstein’s new book, Range, thinking that it might be a good explanation of the advantages that a liberal arts (classical) education can provide to young scholars. It did not disappoint. But if you don’t want to read the whole book yet, you might take a look at this article Epstein […]

Top Ten Reasons for Studying Latin

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Usually these lists are quick reads, and mostly for the humor. This time it’s a carefully constructed and well-presented set of reasons for learning Latin. If you have had your doubts, or if the young Latin student in your house has expressed complaints about his or her work, then you may want to take a […]