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Nowadays, we know that plate tectonics explains the eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius, not an angry Zeus or Poseidon. And we’ve discovered that earth’s tilt toward the Sun explains the cold seasons, not a ...

Nowadays, we know that plate tectonics explains the eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius, not an angry Zeus or Poseidon. And we’ve discovered that earth’s tilt toward the Sun explains the cold seasons, not a ... | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
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Nos legó el latín como instrumento para aprender a pensar

Nos legó el latín como instrumento para aprender a pensar | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
Post número 20 de la serie El mejor profesor de mi vida, escrita por los lectores del blog como homenaje a la profesión docente.
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Coming of Age in the Middle: Verbatim

Coming of Age in the Middle: Verbatim | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it

Jessica Lahey wrote on the "value" of Latin, and how it helps acquire vocabulary amongst other benefits.

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How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist | Classical Association Blog

How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist | Classical Association Blog | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
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Latin and Greek for primary school children | TheSchoolRun

Latin and Greek for primary school children | TheSchoolRun | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
If your child is often heard incanting Harry Potter spells, he’s probably familiar with a few Latin words already. But could Latin or Ancient Greek be on his school syllabus next year?
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Archimedes: Separating Myth From Science

Archimedes: Separating Myth From Science | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
Death rays notwithstanding, Archimedes’s discoveries, including his screw, are still inspiring modern-day inventions.
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What's in a name? Why scientific names are important

What's in a name? Why scientific names are important | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
Dr Dave Hone: The correct use of formal scientific names of organisms is key to accurate communication, but despite the simplicity of the system, it is rarely done right
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Donald Clark Plan B: Latin – The Big Debate at British Museum

Donald Clark Plan B: Latin – The Big Debate at British Museum | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it

"The venerable Mary Beard, whom I love, not only for her books but also her television programmes, and the fact that all that bullshit about presenters having to be groomed clones, is beneath her, invited me to contribute to a debate on ‘The Future of Latin’ at the British Museum. So how did it go?"

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To improve today’s concrete, do as the Romans did

To improve today’s concrete, do as the Romans did | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
In a quest to make concrete more durable and sustainable, a UC Berkeley-led team of geologists and engineers has found inspiration in the ancient Romans, whose massive concrete structures have withstood the elements for more than 2,000 years.
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See earlier post for another coverage on the news. This is the official news article.

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Help Answer the Latin Question | CANEns: The CANE Blog and Newsletter

CANEns - The Official New Home of the CANE Newsletter
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These Two Ancient Roman Techs Could Disrupt Modern Industry

These Two Ancient Roman Techs Could Disrupt Modern Industry | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
Two innovations that could change the future were first discovered in Ancient Rome.
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Prof says Latin class good for students

Prof says Latin class good for students | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
Keep your coffee and notebooks handy. It's time for Latin class.
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Govi, Govisti, Govit: English-to-Latin translation in the GCSE curriculum?

Govi, Govisti, Govit: English-to-Latin translation in the GCSE curriculum? | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
Let’s start with the facts.The facts, in this case, are the proposals given in June by Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Education), which included English-to-Latin translation as a part of the ...
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Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network

Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it

What's the point of the humanities? Of studying philosophy, history, literature and

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The classical legacy: How the West used Greece and Rome to justify empire - The National

The classical legacy: How the West used Greece and Rome to justify empire  - The National | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it
When the western powers began their imperial expansion, they used their Graeco-Roman patrimony to justify their colonial actions, placing themselves as the defenders of civilisation against oriental barbarism.
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The article describe Classics as almost a religion, and classical work a bible, for British Imperialists and modern American interventionalists. Rightly or wrongly, the British then and the recent American used knowledge and ideas held by Classical authors to guide their understanding of foreign world, thus the study of Classics is important to understand too the mindset of our recent ancestors.

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A Don’s Life: Does Latin have a future?

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Last night was the last of the three events I've been "curating" with the British Museum: a debate entitled "Does Latin have a Future". The reason for this is obvious. Here we have a hugely successful exhibition on Pompeii and...
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Latin makes comeback in schools | Herald Scotland

Latin makes comeback in schools | Herald Scotland | Reasons to learn Latin and Classics | Scoop.it

LATIN has been re-introduced in six primary schools in Fife and could be rolled out across Scotland in a bid to bring the language of Ancient Rome back to Scottish classrooms.

 

The subject dropped from favour during the 1980s and now few state schools, and not even every independent school, offer it.

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