Resurgence Of Latin Studies

This is a follow-up to my “Small Latin and Less Greek” post of a couple of weeks ago . . . .

The November 17/November 24 issue of U.S. News & World Report (yes, this barnacle of a newsmagazine has dwindled to publishing every two weeks), in a report titled “Latin, Resurrected” by Jessica Calefati, tells of data which confirms reports of growing interest in the study of Latin in public and private schools and in the growth also of students pursuing or majoring in Latin at the college and university level.

Much credit is given to the innovative and devoted teachers of the subject, enough of whom may not soon be available to meet the increasing demand.

The “Harry Potter” movies are also cited as a contributing factor in the increased interest.  I think the entire article can be accessed online at

Non illegimati caborundum!



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