Latin

When Did Latin Die?

When Did Latin Die?

People often say that Latin is a dead language. So why bother learning it? But what does it mean for a language to be dead, exactly? Languages aren’t organisms, and they don’t die like them, either. They don’t have a pulse we can check. So how do we know when a language has actually died?  …

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How Old is Latin?

You have probably heard someone call Latin a “dead language.” There was a time, however, when Latin was very much alive and young. While students who learn Latin today appreciate its eloquence and beauty, Latin’s early form was rough and immature.  This is the story of the first 500 years of Latin’s life. Latium and the Founding …

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