Alia Levia Legenda
Some Light Reading
Why Study Latin?
Latin’s a dead language. So why are we still talking about it?
The Yoda Problem
A standout challenge of Latin is the “Yoda problem.” Most classical authors structured sentences using a syntax that is unfamiliar to English speakers. The normal English sentence follows a general structure: 1. Subject 2. Verb 3. Object/Complement. Fancier writers spice it up by adding elements like adverbial or adjectival phrases, interjections, and other ornamental bits of text. But at its core, an English sentence is nearly always displayed, and therefore read, in that order. So what’s the...