Shakespeare's "Small Latin and Less Greek"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0468 Sunday, 21 May 2006
From: Edmund Taft <
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2006 16:02:05 -0400
Subject: Shakespeare's "Small Latin and Less Greek"
In his recent book about Shakespeare's life, Stanley Wells speculates
that if any letters by Shakespeare ever show up, they might well be in
Latin (!) For those of you who have done more primary research than I:
I thought that Latin was primarily used as the language of law,
religion, and diplomacy in Shakespeare's time. Would he have written to
a friend in Latin?
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