Classical Latin is the form of Literary Latin recognized as a literary standard by writers of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. It was used from 75 BC to the 3rd century AD, when it developed into Late Latin .
- Indo-European, ItalicLatino-FaliscanLatinLiterary LatinClassical Latin
- Roman-ruled lands
In Classical Latin, as in modern Italian, double consonant letters were pronounced as long consonant sounds distinct from short versions of the same consonants. Thus the nn in Classical Latin annus "year" (and in Italian anno) is pronounced as a doubled /nn/ as in English unnamed.
- Latium, Roman Kingdom / Republic / Empire, (before), Vatican City and Italy (nowadays)
- Latin alphabet
Classical Latin is the form of the Latin language used by the ancient Romans in Classical Latin literature. In the latest and narrowest philological model its use spanned the Golden Age of Latin literature—broadly the 1st century BC and the early 1st century AD—possibly extending to the Silver Age—broadly the 1st and 2nd centuries.
The Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet is the collection of letters originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language. Largely unaltered with the exception of extensions (such as diacritics ), it forms the Latin script that is used to write English and other modern European languages.
- Egyptian hieroglyphsProto-Sinaitic alphabetPhoenician alphabetGreek alphabetOld Italic scriptLatin
- Numerous Latin alphabets; also more divergent derivations such as Osage
- Cyrillic, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Runic (Futhark)
Old Latin, also known as Early Latin or Archaic Latin (Classical Latin: prīsca Latīnitās, lit. 'ancient Latinity'), was the Latin language in the period before 75 BC, i.e. before the age of Classical Latin.
- Latins, Romans
- Latium, later the Roman Kingdom and Republic
- Indo-European, ItalicLatino-FaliscanLatinOld Latin
Classical Latin is the form of Latin that was used by the ancient Romans in official Roman record-keeping, the Roman military, and Latin literature. Its use helped the Golden Age of Latin literature during the 1st century BC and the early 1st century AD . Classical Latin is a dead language, as is Vulgar Latin, the common speech of ...
Latim clássico ( sermo urbanus, lit. "fala urbana") é a variante do latim usada pelos antigos romanos naquela que é considerada a literatura latina "clássica". Seu uso perdurou por toda a chamada Era de Ouro da literatura latina (aproximadamente entre o século I a.C. e o século I d.C. ), e possivelmente chegou até a Era de Prata (séculos I e II ).