Advertising in Latin

Posted on 12th November 2021 by simonbeattie

Earlier this week, a tweet of mine received more attention than most:

As well as the retweets, I even got a comment from Siemens themselves, saying this was the only time they’d ever produced anything in Latin (unsurprisingly, perhaps).

Speyer Cathedral is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world (and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the new sound system was installed for the celebrations to mark the building’s 900th anniversary in 1930. Siemens’ publication to record the event is really quite sumptuous, in a specially-made portfolio, and with details in both German and Latin, and a volume containing opinions of the press:

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