For some, Latin is a “dead” language, but for others it is very much alive. Its renewed popularity comes down to one important factor: Latin learners get good grades. Learning Latin involves getting to grips with the roots of western philosophy and the history of the western world. But you don't need a degree in Latin in order to make an impression: this book is sprinkled with Latin phrases that will allow you to impress your listeners whatever the occasion!Wilfried Stroh's lively and entertaining account of the Latin language ranges from Romulus and Remus to Pope Benedikt XVI and explains why learning Latin is still the non plus ultra of a true education.
»Professor Wilfried Stroh has written a book about the Latin language that reads like a travel guide to a country
that one cannot wait to visit after reading about it.« Die Zeit
»Wonderful: Wilfried Stroh has written an anthem to the history of Latin.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
»An inspiring history of Latin.« Süddeutsche Zeitung