Jamie Broom argues that ancient languages should not be allowed to die.

Don’t turn off the life support: why ancient languages should not be allowed to die ‘Latin is a language, as dead as dead can be; it killed off all the Romans, and now it’s killing me’. So goes the ever-popular chant, the song of the unhappy school-child, slogging their way through the third declension. But […]

Robert Couchman discusses evidence for the pronunciation of Latin.

Evidence for the Pronunciation of Latin   As an ancient language and one no longer spoken today (except by the Catholic church, who have their own pronunciation separate from the Classical Latin spoken by the Romans), you might expect that we don’t know how it was pronounced. However, we actually have a lot of evidence […]