July 31, 2013 by History in a Hurry
Some quick history and Latin phrases everyone can learn.
Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know
by BRETT & KATE MCKAY on JULY 25, 2013 174 COMMENTS
in MANLY KNOWLEDGE, TRAVEL & LEISURE
What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill have in common?
They all were proficient in Latin.
From the Middle Ages until about the middle of the 20th century, Latin was a central part of a man’s schooling in the West. Along with logic and rhetoric, grammar (as Latin was then known) was included as part of the Trivium – the foundation of a medieval liberal arts education. From Latin, all scholarship flowed and it was truly the gateway to the life of the mind, as the bulk of scientific, religious, legal, and philosophical literature was written in the language until about the 16th century. To immerse oneself in classical and humanistic studies, Latin was a must.