Latin primers for everybody.

Reading between the lines.
Dec. 18 2007 7:37 AM

The Renaissance of Latin

Why a dead language is becoming popular.

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Correction, Dec. 19, 2007: Emily Wilson originally misspelled the word "swot" as "swat." (Return to the corrected sentence.)

Emily Wilson teaches classical literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of a book about tragedy (Mocked With Death) and, most recently, The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint.