Jun 8th 2019

Johnson Latin is dead—yet it also lives on

Johnson Latin is dead—yet it also lives on

The evolution of Italian is a parable of how languages develop CICERO, THE Roman statesman whose prose is thought to represent the peak of style in Latin, was also a bit of a snob about it. Few others, he complained in a tome written in 46BC, used the language properly any more. His gripes would be …