Obvioulsy you composed this before the Papal Conclave (much of it being conducted in Latin!).
I took 4 years of Latin in high school and can’t help but love this one. I especially like the words on the board. Is it just a happy coincidence that it is running at a time when Latin IS being talked about in world-wide news media?
Aren’t Latin teachers an endangered species?
From the NYTimes today:
“Habemus papam!,” the crowd shouted in Latin, waving their umbrellas. “We have a pope!”
Well, they did just pick a new pope…
No, we’re just not as cool as the Modern Languages. I appreciate Hilary Price reminding the world that we do exist and we do have a sense of humor! I actually do current events in my class every month!
Actually, today of all days there IS a current news event linked to Latin: a couple billion people have just been reminded of the phrase “Habemus Papam”!
What a nice surprise for the Latin teacher–she got a current event pertinent to the “to hope” verb with the election of the new pope today!
Wow! Jackpot! Latin teacher looking for current events pertinent to Latin? On the day that Latin was the #1 headline in the world – the announcement of the new pope? Pertinent enough?
It’s wonderful that this appeared on the day the election of the new Pope was announced in Latin!
I think YLE Radio in Finland still has a 5-minute daily newscast delivered in classical Latin. Maybe that would help?
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