I gather that many millions can still translate a basic sentence like 'puella amat puerum' from their school days. How many people do you think can read a paragraph in Latin or so, w/o a dictionary? How many people can still speak it? Similarly for Greek, although I think the chances are that more people take Greek now than Latin for religious reasons.
A second question, this time about Sanskrit. The Oxford introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European worldputs it that:
Sanskrit literature was by no means confined to religious matters but also included an enormous literary output, including drama, scientific treatises, and other works such that the volume of Sanskrit documents probably exceeds that of ancient Greece and Rome combined.
How accurate is this statement? And which has the larger corpus, Greek or Latin?