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a specialist in the Latin language

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(7) Spinoza was a Latinist with evidenced interest in the classics.
(17) Calvert himself appears to have been a competent Latinist; see Smith (1931), a speculative article, but it includes (114-116) the text and translation of Calvert's little-known 12-line funeral poem Carmen funebre in D.
"Jane Austen the Latinist." Persuasions 38 (2016): 186-88.
Two hundred and fifty scholars from 21 countries--the elite of Latinists of the whole world--attended the Congress.
Giovanni del Virgilio, a Latinist and professor of liberal arts, urged Dante to write his poetry in Latin and to join him in Bologna, which would thereby assure Dante's fame and stature among the educated.
Frost was an excellent Latinist. He studied Latin in high school in Lawrence, Massachusetts and then at Harvard.
"The author here, John Ring (1752-1821), was 'a man of extraordinary energy' (Oxford DNB): a surgeon by profession, who published a number of medical works, and a staunch advocate of smallpox vaccination, he was also a fine latinist whose translation of Virgil saw him elected to the Royal Society of Literature.
The whimsical style, occasional wit, and irony might even encourage a novice Latinist to dig more deeply.
Daniel Gallagher, a Vatican Latinist who is responsible for translating Francis' tweets from modern languages into Latin.
Among other outrageous clerics covered in this exhaustive researched book was the theatrical Father Reginald Foster, a learned but outspoken Latinist who declared Benedict's exhortation on the Eucharist as too verbose.
Rev Reginald Foster, once the Vatican's senior Latinist, told Reuters before the 2005 conclave that the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the only senior prelate who fully understood jokes he told the gathering in Latin or who could respond in conversation.
Although Peterson concedes, first in the introduction and again in the concluding chapter, that not everyone will agree; that the following scenario is impossible to prove; and that the work may be derivative, he argues that the attribution is, in fact, plausible: "Galileo, eager to publish a certain philosophical view of mathematics but not eager to be attacked (or counterattacked) for it, organizes and writes out, in Italian, most of the Oratio, which Aggiunti, an accomplished Latinist, then translates into Latin" (274).
Tennyson's poem more cynically suggests, however, that while a well trained Latinist's eye might discover the "horticultural art" of Latin quantity, ears far more attuned to blank verse will for the most part hear nothing more than the poem's strange accentual pattern.
As one of many examples, Daniell points out that, in the following passage from Tyndale's Matthew 26, only disciples is Latinist English: "Then went Jesus with them unto a place which is called Gethsemane, and said unto the disciples, sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder." Even an old-fashioned preacher can read that quickly.