Just done a short piece on BBC Berkshire, on the Anne Diamond show, about the relevance of Latin. The subject was sparked by the Italian journalist’s scoop of the Pope’s resignation. He was speaking in Latin and her understanding of Latin allowed her to pick up on what he was about to announce formally.
I covered the usefulness of Latin in a previous post Audere est facere, so do take a look at that to see some of the points I raised with Anne plus a few others.
There is no doubt that Latin helps to develop a rigorous mind, aids problem solving and gives you the bones to learn any language.
An interesting fact I recently discovered is that Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook is a huge Latin fan. He studied classics at University and once listed Latin as one of his spoken languages on his Harvard application. He sometimes quoted Virgil in meetings and apparently regards Latin as one of the keys to his success.
That’s quite a recommendation!