On the democratic concern that Latin is elitist, one chap finds decrying proof that Tacitus was not of the people:
I don’t recall any arguments for social-democratic reform in the Annals, Histories, Agricola, [or] Germania. 
Ah, damned by our age! And what are all the erstwhile ages of the world for such a mind? Nothing, unless they lead the way to its thoughts. Stultus loquitur, se audit, putat omnium sapientiam saeclorum superatam esse.
 Dave69, commenting on Mary Beard, “Tacitus was no elitist”, The Guardian, 16th January 2007.