October 20, 2021
Linatin (lingua Latīna, pronunciation [laˈtiːna]) is an ancient Indo-European language spoken by Ancient Rome. It was the de facto international language of knowledge and study in central and western Europe until the 17th century. Through Roman conquest, Latin spread to the Mediterranean and much of Europe. It flourished in the languages spoken in France, Italy, Romania, and the Iberian Law, and even in the colonies of those countries. There are two types of Latin: Classical Latin, the form used in poetry and prose, and Bulgarian Latin, the name of Latin dialects, until it differs into Romanesque languages. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the rise of the Catholic Church, Latin became the language of the church (ecclesiastical language) and was the lingua franca of learned Western society.