Grace: Dead or alive, Latin is still a wanted language
Rita Ryan with her fourth-year Latin students at Omaha Central High. Only nine Nebraska schools still teach Latin. But in those schools, there seems to be quite a lot of life left in the so-called dead language. Ryan, 63, decided to end her 42-year career only after being assured that Central would fill her spot.
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00 am
Deep in enemy territory, the Goddess of War leads me down the ancient hallway of the school where she has reigned for 42 years.
Called Miss Ryan by mere mortals, the Goddess, today dressed in a Kelly green plaid jacket and black skirt, shows off some antiquities and the spoils of battle.
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