Field of Science

Dead languages

Latin is dead, as dead as dead can be.
First it killed the Romans, and now it's killing me.

But not kids in Westchester County, it would seem.

The linked article also notes that the number of students taking the National Latin Exam has risen steadily in the last few years. As somebody who studied Latin in high school and who loves languages generally, that seems like a good thing. But I do have to wonder: why Latin?

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