A New People

Out of one, many, paraphrase the sibylline lines. Virgil wrote for Augustus, who had Cicero proscribed and executed. The Framers might have used Virgil to learn Latin, but would they have followed him for the US Great Seal? More→

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The Latin demeanor

BOY READING CICERO, FRESCO BY VINCENZO FOPPA

Why do we say circles, if we say cats? The thing here is about pronouncing the Great Seal annuit cœptis, knowing what and why. We may take a few clues from languages along ancient Roman trade routes, from how people talked money. READ MORE