“Latin is a language,
As dead as dead can be.
It killed the ancient Romans,
and now it’s killing me.”
Why study Latin? Why study a dead language? When we study Latin, we study the nature of language itself. Are words just names and labels that are slapped arbitrarily onto objects although their is no real connection? Rather, language and signs are woven into the fabric of reality and understanding language helps us to understand the nature of the world. Latin, as a dead language, helps us to think about the world in a different way. Join Austin and Max as they discuss different reasons why one should study Latin in the 21st century.
You can find the episode on Apple Podcasts here.