I’ve been watching The Borgias, which started recently on Sky Atlantic. While I’ve always been a fan of well-made historical dramas (even if they’re not quite accurate), none of them have made me want to live in their particular era. Except for this one. It’s not that I fancy becoming pope one day or learn the dark arts of manipulation and corruption. No, it’s because I’ve always wanted to learn Latin.
From this ancient language came Romance languages: English, French, Spanish and, of course, Italian. It is said that if one becomes proficient in Latin, all other languages come easy.