Long Live Latin The Pleasures of a Useless Language

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Long Live Latin The Pleasures of a Useless Language

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'A love letter to the finest language ever created. ... Gardini explains lucidly compellingly and passionately how and why Latin is so elegant beautiful expressive and succinct.' Susan Hill Spectator'Enthrals illuminates and convinces. Nobody could possibly describe Latin as a dead or useless language after reading it.' David CrystalVirgil gave us the Aeneid and Ovid the Metamorphoses; Lucretius analysed the material world and Caesar interrogated how we view reality through the lens of reason - but what does Latin offer us today?Often seen as the bulky relic of school curricula long forgotten Latin seems to have lost its punch in the popular conscious. Oxford academic Nicola Gardini however argues the case for its lasting importance offering a personal and passionate defence of the beauty and future of the language. From these ancient writers we can learn about such vital aspects of life as love purpose eloquence beauty and loss. These lessons from the past can illuminate our present and Gardini encourages us to dig to the roots of our own language to consider how Latin has influenced the ways in which we communicate think and live today. A formidable mix of history memoir and criticism this is a beautiful love letter to one language that ultimately celebrates the vital power of all literature. Language: English
  • Brand: Profile Books Ltd
  • Category: Drama, Poetry & Classics
  • Artist: Professor Nicola Gardini
  • Format: Hardback
  • Language: en
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 2019/11/14
  • Publisher / Label: Profile Books Ltd
  • Fruugo ID: 63055005-127321625
  • ISBN: 9781781259399
  • Sold by: PBShop

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