Sunday, October 12, 2008

Latin Still Lives at the New York Times

In this weekend's New York Times, Maureen Down asks "Are We Rome? Tu Betchus!" She seems to be saying "Gratias tibi ago, sed non gratias tibi ago" to the self-indulgence of the past decade and invokes somber and serious Stoicism. Maureen Dowd Latinam amat, so she asked Gary D. Farney to translate her editorializing about our current situation, "The Battle of Gall" (a pun on Caesar's Gaul, of course) into Latin.