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Everybody crazy for Latin!

Do you know what are most used languages by well-educated American people?

First position, of course, for English.

Spanish is the 2nd, because of the large amount of American citizen coming from Mexico or other countries where Cervantes’ language is spoken day by day.

But… should you choose a language that could really identify you as a perfect member of the jet set, nice, perhaps, but a bit snob, what would you prefer?

Italian? Russian? German? Chinese? Arabic? It is not enough!

If you want to excel, if you want to express in the most precious way matter people can do, you must use Latin!

Yeah, my friends, in the best New York, Washington or Los Angeles salons, people use the language of Cicero and Seneca, a language on the crest of the wave two thousand years ago, anyway useful to study Law or Classical culture.

You know, in Italy there is a specific lyceum specializing in classical studies and, when I was a high school student, I used to study old Greek and Latin (a part Italian, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, etc…).

I read Homer, (author of Iliad and Odyssey, not Marge Simpson’s husband!) Plato, Aeschylus, and Euripides in Greek.

I read Virgilius, Cicero, Catullus, and Seneca in Latin.

5 years of my life spent with that!

If I went to live in New York, I should be able to converse without problems…


happy birthday to me!

CANTICORUM PASCHALI IUBILO

(sulle note di Canticorum iubilo, di Haendel)  

  

Rit. CANTICORUM IUBILO PASCHALI MAGNO PSALLITE! (2 v.)

CANETE OMNES DIVO PASCHALI,
QUIA EST GENIUS MAGNÆ VIRTUTIS!
Rit.
HODIE CELEBRAMUS GENETLIACUM,
TRIGINTA ET UNUM ANNI SUNT ILLUS NOBISCUM EST!
Rit.
PLURILAUREATUS EST PASCHALIS SED SYMPATHICUS
SAGACITAS SUA EST CLARA, HOMO ACUTISSIMUS!
Rit.
LAUDATE PASCHALINUM, INTELLIGENTIAM SUAM,
IN VITA SUA ACCUMULAVIT PLURIMOS HONORES!
Rit.
EXULTATE IN PASCHALI TOTO CORDE
ASTRA SIDERAQUE TOTA IN NOMINE SUO CANENT!
rit.

© Pasquale Curatola 2005


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