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Pontifical Academy for Latin established by Benedict XVI

You will all be pleased to know that the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio establishing the Pontifical Academy for Latin. The name of the Motu Proprio is, amazingly enough, Latina lingua! No!  Really!
The new Academy will be under the aegis of … Continue reading

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Key stone anniversary and learning Latin

Today is the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799.
The ancient Egyptian “Rosetta Stone” has the text of a decree of Ptolemy V in 196 BC in three languages/forms of writing, hieroglyphs, demotic script, and Greek. Having … Continue reading

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