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Shakespeare's "Small Latin and Less Greek"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0468  Sunday, 21 May 2006

From: 		Edmund Taft <
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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?

Pax vobiscum,
Ed Taft

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