Why is it that so many works in or about Latin seem to be written by German authors, whereas Anglophones don't seem to be anywhere near as interested in the topic? (I'm about to ramble, you don't have to read from this point onward) I know I'm not imagining this - when I look up a Latin term, I tend to find more results in German than in English, my grammar was written by a German and was introduced to me by Evan der Millner (although I don't know whether he himself is German, or his ancestry), and our beloved Bitmap is German. Did Rome leave some profound mark in Germany that is unmatched elsewhere? Or is German culture less hostile toward studiousness (I ask this since meatheadedness seems to be the trend here, and the studious are simply "nerds") and broader in its concept of what is useful and practical? Could it be related to the fact that English is the current lingua franca, making it in the first place unlikely that an Anglophone would study a foreign language at all, and thence even less likely that one would be interested in a "dead" language? You really don't have to answer each question - my mind was wandering.