Labels : Lingua Latina
My Master in blogging, HPY, has two latin phrases on top of her front page: "Nil novi sub sole" (Nothing new under the sun) and "Nulla dies sine linea" (Not one day without a line). She is perfectly following the second sentance, but she must explain what she meant with the first sentence; she has always something new to tell.
This brings me to what I learnt when I about a week ago visited my old school in Gothenburg, Hvitfeldtska, some 350 years old. It used to be called something like the Latin Gymnasium and when I visited the school, we still had some six or seven hours of latin every week. I guess it was supposed to be the basis for studies of several other languages. Today, the school is not anymore teaching latin!
Somehow, I can understand it. When I attended, I often thought that it would have been more useful to spend the six or seven hours (not mentioning the homework) on something more practically useful. However...