(from The Well-Trained Mind – A Guide to Classical Education at Home)
I am not immediately aware of anyone in my Dunbar 150 who is or has studied Latin (or who are actively encouraging their children to study it).
Classical education has to do with setting up solid foundations, with learning how to learn, with mental discipline and intellectual curiosity and a willingness to grapple with the lessons of the past.
Here are a bunch of reasons for children to study Latin even though it is often perceived (with disdain) as a dead language (no one is speaking Latin, no one is producing literature in Latin, no one is conducting business in Latin):
//somewhere in england