Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Under the Spell of Latin

According to the New York Times, interest in the study of Latin among Middle and High School students is on the rise all across the U.S. The reason? It seems that the use of Latin in the spells of Harry Potter books has planted a seed of interest!

See the entire article here.

Knowing Latin might also help you if you're ever caught in the following situation:

2 comments:

Ken Schenck said...

I'm teaching introductory Latin this semester and used Harry Potter just yesterday in reference to the "veritas" serum Snape uses in the most recent movie...

:-)

Cohort12Fellow said...

Harry Potter DEFINITELY would have made Latin more fun when I took it in high school!!! :)