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Cives Romani Sunt Omnes

by | 29th, April 2004

”EGO tenuis sum, gratia Slimz-U-Like.’ Words that you will hear with increasing frequency when you visit Rome.

‘No, you can’t be a consul’

The Times reports that from next months the Italian authorities are to offer free Latin lessons for foreigners wanting to understand the inscriptions on all the old buildings.

The crash courses, which include an introduction to ancient Roman culture, are aimed particularly at the Americans, British and French.

Knowing the facility that certainly the first two groups mentioned have for languages, it is surely now only a matter of time before

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