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Why speak Latin? Isn't Latin a dead language? There is nothing further from the truth.
Paedagogica Index Tens of thousands of people encounter Latin every year on diplomas. The following Latin titles are either found on Latin diplomas or proposed here for use in such a context. Note: The Latin phrase ad gradum is understood to precede all the Latin expressions below, with Baccalaureatus , Magisterii , and Doctoratus being taken in the genitive case.
Please translate this Howard University diploma from Latin to English for me. The secretary's office at Howard University is... less than helpful. They print their diplomas in Latin, and won't give you a translation unless the graduate fills out a form. My boss and I don't need an authorized, sealed translated diploma; we just need something in English so Immigration doesn't get mad, and we need it ASAP. Help me out here, Latin-speaking MeFites? Thanks a million.
D uo habui linguae Latinae magistros qui Latinitatis amorem mihi mouerunt: quorum priorem, Dominulam Conchitam Luque, cui "di formam dederunt", pulchram uultu, corpore formosam, uenustam ingenio, plus curae habui quam Latinitatem. Tum undecimum annum agebam ego, ea circiter uicesimum quintum. Pro mea Dulcinea eam habebam, propter eius amorem, Domini Quixoti instar, hunc et illum falacem et dolosum de ea male dicentem uerberabam aliquando, saepe uapulabam ab ista minima atque inculta plebecula qui odio flagrabat et Latini et Latini magistrae et "Latini magistrae simioli", ut notabar. Conchitae tamem pulchrus risus, maximo puncto "decem" mihi assignato, omnia mea uulnera sanabat. Postea, cum iam septemdecim annos natus eram, magister alter carissimus mihi fuit Dominus Antonius Magariños, uir religiosus et quam doctissimus qui, etsi (uel potius quia) seuerus erat, bona disciplina nos continens, bene nos educabat.
Recent Latin is the form of Latin used from the late nineteenth century down to the present. Unlike all previous varieties of Latin, it is neither used as a living language nor as a textual vehicle for literature, philosophy, and science; instead, it is primarily used as a form of entertainment, practiced among a small group of Latin devotees. Decline of New Latin The New Latin of the 17th to 19th centuries had become otiose by 1900, confined to a few very technical areas (e.g., botany) where it functioned as a code, capable of only very limited types of expression, and not as a fully functional language.
Classics Courses for Fall 2013 Gradaute Students awarded paleography fellowships Two Classics graduate students have been awarded prestigious fellowships to study paleography abroad. William Little has been awarded a fellowship in the Diploma Program in Manuscript Studies of Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. In his program, William will undertake a concentrated study of Latin manuscripts in both Rome and Toronto over the next two summers, with access to some of Europe's greatest libraries and archives, including the Vatican Library, the Biblioteca Casanatense, and the Biblioteca Nazionale.