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Why would one need to know Latin?

Why would one need to know Latin? Would it be for a classified job or what?

Asked By: - 7/15/2010
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(1) To be regarded as a truly educated person in a civilisation rooted (like it or not) in the ancient Roman empire... More
Answered By: Laurence - 7/16/2010
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There is a great deal of ancient literature written in Latin. Knowing Latin could help you read that literature without relying on a translator. Also it could help with the study of Medicine and Law.
Answered By: George B - 7/15/2010
 
it's the root of english. it'll help you on your sat scores and if you decide to pursue a major or a career in studying romance languages/literature it'll be helpful.
Answered By: Sisi L - 7/15/2010
 
Latin in is very important for doctors because most medical root words are in latin. Ex. Derm- skin- dermatology-study and treatment of skin diseases
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Answered By: Aviva - 7/15/2010
 
Ancient textuals are often seen written in Latin, and many of the scientific names for species on our planets are latin such as dog is canis lupus.
Answered By: Brandon - 7/15/2010
 
It makes you more educated. Raises your apparent social class ( like in that Coward song The Stately Homes of England... More
Answered By: metrodorus - 7/16/2010
 
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