Scientific Articles Published in Latin?

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Scientific Articles Published in Latin?

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Sat May 13, 2017 4:26 am

Salvete omnes!

I have a question. Given how Latin had been marked for hundreds of years as the language of Science and Knowledge, I have become curious to know if there is ANY scientific journal or group that still publish articles in Latin. Does anyone know anything about that?

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Re: Scientific Articles Published in Latin?

Postby Gaius Florius Lupus » Sat May 13, 2017 1:48 pm

At least in theology there are. All encyclicae from the pontifex maximus (pope) are published in Latin. However they ard not exactly scientific, as I understand science.
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Re: Scientific Articles Published in Latin?

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Sat May 13, 2017 3:13 pm

L. Livius mag. C. Aureliano sal.

Finnish national radio has had a weekly news broadcast in Latin since the eighties: Nuntii Latini.

The Pontifical Academy of Latin also publishes a journal (Latinitas), but I've yet to get my hands on an issue, so I don't know the ratio of Italian to Latin content.

As for Latin journals specifically for the natural sciences, I am not aware of any and I doubt they exist, as science students are barely educated in the humanities these days, let alone the Latin language (which I say having completed an undergraduate degree in science). It is not a language in which the majority of the scientific community could meaningfully communicate these days.

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Re: Scientific Articles Published in Latin?

Postby Gaius Curtius Philo » Sat May 13, 2017 5:10 pm

True... I only found two and both only related with the Humanities: Mnemosyne (Classical Studies) and Hermes (Philology)
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Re: Scientific Articles Published in Latin?

Postby Lucia Horatia Adamas » Sat May 13, 2017 10:52 pm



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As I mentioned in another thread, there is in fact an all-Latin academic journal published in Belgium, Melissa. So far as I am aware, it is published bimonthly. It isn't a fancy four-color journal, or one which is very thick, but it is illustrated and continues to be published entirely in Latin. One of my students purchased a gift subscription for me, and earlier I subscribed on my own. The editors are very well known European Latinists, Gaius Licoppe and Francisca Deraedt, and the articles are written by a number of fine Latinists, some of whom are in the Grex Latiné Loquentium, the all-Latin mailing list I mentioned elsewhere.

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