"Nine mesmerizing stories saturated in the details of Roman life that showcase Jhumpa Lahiri's extraordinary range and virtuosity"--
Gardini shares his deep love for Latin and encourages us to engage with a civilization that has never ceased to exist, becuase it's here with us now, whether we know it or not. Even readers without a single lick of Latin grammar can discover how this language is still capable of restoring our sense of identity, with the power that only useless things can miraculously express.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
First American edition.
viii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Silvia Ferrara leads a code cracking mission to decipher the hidden truths and histories of our greatest invention-the art of writing"--