Martina Schmid, head of the agency.
How passion evolved into a profession.
“Flamma flagrat – flammae flagrant.” This flame was ignited many years ago while learning first-year Latin in the venerable buildings of the ‘humanistischen Rabanus-Maurus’ grammar school in Mainz, Germany. The book ‘Ludus Latinus’, a textbook for Latin as first foreign language, seemed quite antiquated but at the same time aroused tremendous respect in me. The German part of the book was set in Gothic script, it contained no colourful images, only a few drawings in black and white. I felt as if I was holding in my hands a true gem from ancient times. And it was precisely that – over the ensuing nine years I picked up an infinite treasure.
Learning Latin aroused my love and passion for the Romance languages and formed the foundation upon which I built my professional life. Post-secondary courses in French and Spanish then followed with great enthusiasm for the charming and delicate melodies of French and for the expressive and vivacious Spanish.
And the flame continues to burn!