From our King’s Meadow Antiquity lecture yesterday:
When we say that the Romans paved the way for Western Civilization, that’s both literal and figurative . . . By the way, this is one of the ways that we start to see the genius of learning Latin. Yes, it’s a dead language—okay, we all know that—but it’s the most living language of all because it gives us insight into history, into culture, into the uses of our own language, the origins of the way we think, and it connects us to practical aspects of life that we would never expect. So learning a bit of Latin is more than a little useful because it enables us to connect the dots to all of culture. This is the essence of the Pax Romana. It’s genius. ~ Dr. George Grant
Couldn’t agree more, Dr. Grant!