Latin has for some time now been referred to as the "that dead language." And although the reaction may be to some degree certain, there are still some considerations that can be brought to light:
- the structure that it embodies still persists in the very heart of Europe and its extention to all those confines wherein Europe sedimented itself as the forerunner of thought;
- the political, philosophical and linguistic contexts upon which we structure existence reside within its proliferated roots;
- the historical references and glories, or otherwise, though controversial, yield valuable lessons not to be dismissed easily.
This list could continue, but let me just say that just a simple notion of the dead (Latin) could have life given qualities, for what is life if not a resurrection from the dead.