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  Classical Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classical Latin is the form of the Latin language used by the ancient Romans in what is usually regarded as "classical" Latin literature.
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.
Silver Latin itself may be subdivided further into two periods: a period of radical experimentation in the latter half of the 1st century, and a renewed Neoclassicism in the 2nd century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classical_Latin   (867 words)

 Latin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Latin is a member of the family of Italic languages, and its alphabet, the Latin alphabet, is based on the Old Italic alphabet, which is in turn derived from the Greek alphabet.
Latin was first brought to the Italian peninsula in the 9th or 8th century BC by migrants from the north, who settled in the Latium region, specifically around the River Tiber, where the Roman civilization first developed.
Latin translations of modern literature such as Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Tintin, Asterix, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Le Petit Prince, Max und Moritz, and The Cat in the Hat are intended to bolster interest in the language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin   (2456 words)

In the present instance these words are taken to mean the Latin we find in the official textbooks of the Church (the Bible and the Liturgy), as well as in the works of those Christian writers of the West who have undertaken to expound or defend Christian beliefs.
Hardly had it been formed when church Latin had to undergo the shock of the invasion of the barbarians and the fall of the Empire of the West; it was a shock that gave the death-blow to literary Latin as well as to the Latin of everyday speech on which church Latin was waxing strong.
Until recently, Latin had retained its place in the Liturgy, as it was seen to point out and watch over, in the very bosom of the Church, that unity of belief in all places and throughout all times which is her birthright.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09019a.htm   (3173 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Classical Latin Literature in the Church
It revised in Gaul with the eighth century, when the classic Latin literature was again studied with ardour This is not the place to treat of the Carlovingian renaissance nor to attempt the history of the schools and studies of the Middle Ages.
Latin grammar is reduced to an abridgment of Donatius, supplemented by the meagre commentaries of the teacher, and replaced since the thirteenth century by the "Doctrinale" of Alexander de Villedieu (de Villa Dei).
As to Latin studies, in particular, the Church continued to influence very actively their development At the beginning of the modern era Latin was the court language of sovereigns, notably of the Italian chanceries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09032a.htm   (3196 words)

 Latin language. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Latin was first encountered in ancient times as the language of Latium, the region of central Italy in which Rome is located (see Italic languages).
It is especially from Vulgar Latin, carried by the soldiers and colonists of Rome throughout the Roman Empire, that the modern Romance languages are descended.
Classical Latin, distinguished by its formality and elegance, was greatly influenced in vocabulary, grammar, and style by Greek.
www.bartleby.com /65/la/Latinlan.html   (576 words)

Latin developed in west-central Italy in an area along the River Tiber known as Latium which became the birthplace of the Roman civilization.
The study of Classical Latin language and literature, including the works of Roman writers and poets, such as Ovid and Virgil, is part of the curriculum in schools and universities of many countries.
However, Ecclesiastical Latin, also known as Church Latin, remains the official language of Vatican City, and is used in documents of the Roman Catholic Church and in its Latin liturgies.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/january/Latin.html   (1648 words)

 The Pronunciation of Ecclesiastical Latin and Classical Latin
The Pronunciation of Ecclesiastical Latin and Classical Latin
But Latin was retained as the universal language of the Church, and, over time, ecclesiastical Latin developed some pronunciation differences that distinguish it from Classical Latin.
Latin has two ways to pronounce vowels: long and short, referring to the “length” of time spent in voicing the vowel, which changes the sound.
www.shrinesf.org /latin.htm   (273 words)

 Latin language, alphabet and pronunciation
Latin was the language of the area known as Latium (modern Lazio), and Rome was one of the towns of Latium.
Latin was used throughout the empire as the language of law, administration and increasingly as the language of everyday life.
Modern Latin was used by the Roman Catholic Church until the mid 20th century and is still used to some extent, particularly in the Vatican City, where it is one of the official languages.
www.omniglot.com /writing/latin2.htm   (755 words)

 Latin language
The Classical Latin language took birth in the 6th century BC and gradually disappeared in the 4th and 5th century AD, becoming Popular Latin.
Latin had prepositions with ablative and accusative nouns, several postpositions were used with genitive nouns.
Latin used a syntax system seen even now in Romance tongues: the adjective follows its noun, sequence of tenses is widely used, etc. In fact, Latin is an excellent example of an Indo-European language in its best and most wonderful shape.
indoeuro.bizland.com /tree/ital/latin.html   (614 words)

 Mizzou Graduate School | Catalog | Fields of Study | Classical Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Graduate programs in classical studies are designed to prepare students for professional careers as teachers and scholars of classical literature and ancient civilization.
Besides acquiring expertise in the traditional classical disciplines, students are encouraged to become familiar with other areas, such as later literatures and cultures, on which the classical tradition has exercised a decided effect.
Classics 7000 is required of all students during their first year of graduate study.
www.missouri.edu /~gradschl/catalog/fieldsofstudy/classical_studies.htm   (2263 words)

 Ecclesiastical Latin
Ecclesiastical Latin refers to the pronunciation and usages of Latin by the Catholic Church.
Classical Latin is what classics departments in major universities teach, and is also the Latin taught on language tapes, unless Ecclesiastical Latin is specified.
In Ecclesiastical Latin, which is defined as Latin spoken as Italian would be pronounced in Rome, the "g" is soft and the c has a "ch" sound.
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/ecclesiastical_latin.htm   (796 words)

 CCH’s Online Catalog: Latin Language Resources
Latin courses for continuing studies or beginning students of Latin, using both classical and ecclesiastical pronunciation, designed for students in the dialectic and rhetoric stages.
Latin grammar and translating is covered in three volumes; when a student has completed all three volumes, he is ready to read the classics in Latin.
Latin Grammar can be used after the completion of a grammar stage Latin program, such as Latin’s Not So Tough!, Matin Latin, or the Latin Primers, or for any beginning Latin student in the 6th or 7th grade and up.
www.classical-homeschooling.org /curriculum/language-latin.html   (2819 words)

 Latin Online
Latin is probably the easiest of the older languages for speakers of English to learn, both because of their earlier relationship and because of the long use of Latin as the language of educational, ecclesiastical, legal and political affairs in western culture.
It might be noted, however, that when Latin was spoken in everyday use, it was pronounced in accordance with the pronunciation of the native language in the country, so that the pronunciation in Italy differed considerably from that in France or Germany, not to speak of England.
Latin i and e are pronounced as in English cliché; Latin a is pronounced as in father; Latin o is pronounced as in so, and u as in sue.
www.utexas.edu /cola/centers/lrc/eieol/latol-0-X.html   (2162 words)

 Classical Christian Homeschooling: Language in the Grammar Stage: Grades 1-6
Classical pronunciation is the pronunciation thought to be in use during the classical period of Roman literature, roughly the time before and after Jesus’ life on this earth.
This pronunciation is favored by Latin scholars because of its association with the literature of the period.
This is the vocabulary portion of the Latin or Greek curriculum.
www.classical-homeschooling.org /grammar/language.html   (1636 words)

 Words in English: The Latin Language
At this stage, Latin is the language spoken by several thousand people in and near Rome.
Some varieties of literature adhere closely to the classical standard, others are less polished or deliberately closer to the popular speech (e.g., St. Jerome's translation of the Bible into Latin--the Vulgate).
Many of the Latin roots borrowed during the aureate diction period have come to seem native and can be used in forming new words.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~kemmer/Words/latin.html   (731 words)

 NCLG: Why Study Latin?
Latin is an excellent basis for the study of many modern languages, especially Romance languages.
The classics of Latin literature have had a significant influence on European, English and American literature and are eminently worth reading for themselves.
Teachers of Greek and especially Latin (because it is so much more widely taught) have become increasingly concerned with this issue in recent years, as foreign language (FL) study in general has been rehabilitated and Latin and the Classics in particular have enjoyed a remarkable renaissance of interest and enrollment in American schools.
www.promotelatin.org /latinOld.htm   (1640 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Classical Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Classics Corner - Columns finding humor and contemporary relevance in the classics, with an emphasis upon Greek, Roman, and Biblical literature.
Classics Technology Center - A repository of tools such as guides, games, and glossaries for educators and other classicists, to enhance the use of computer technology in classics education.
Latin and Greek Authors on the Web - Listings of websites and webpages that are devoted to a particular Latin or Greek author, including texts.
core-n02.dmoz.aol.com:30080 /Arts/Classical_Studies   (969 words)

 Latin Teaching Materials at Saint Louis University: Teach Latin & Learn Latin
The study of the classical languages, even for a short while in your academic career, will improve your understanding of English and the Romance languages, and hence your language- and communication-skills.
Classical studies allow for exposure to a vast range of significant personalities, influential writings, and wisdom literature that is relevant to all times.
For all their practical value (intellectual, cultural, and personal), classical studies can also be one of the most challenging, exciting, inspiring undertakings of your life.
www.slu.edu /colleges/AS/languages/classical/sluclassics.html   (398 words)

 Welcome! | The Latin-Centered Curriculum
In addition to a useful scope and sequence for how a Latin-centered classical education can be accomplished in a home or private school, Campbell explains why the central principle behind classical education is the study of Latin and Greek.
Campbell provides a short history of the modern classical movement, examines the predominant role of Latin in a classical education, and explains how the other pieces of the classical curriculum fit together.
In addition to chapters on Latin, Greek, and logic, Campbell covers the various content areas of classical education, such as English Studies, Classical Studies, Christian and Modern Studies, with sections on arithmetic, science, and mathematics.
www.latincentered.com   (407 words)

 Classical Free: LATIN I
When the first Latin speakers settled in the area that is now Rome, they built round houses.
As we begin to explore the Latin language, it seems appropriate to begin with vocabulary that pertains to house and home since home is a place of central importance for us just as it was for the ancient Romans (the ones who gave us the Latin language).
Sometimes the gender of a Latin noun is easy to guess, for example, girl (puella) is feminine and boy (puer) is masculine, but most of the time there is no explanation for the gender of a noun.
www.classicalfree.org /tgc_lai.asp   (1512 words)

 Latin Resources Main Page
Nuntii Latini News in Latin - is a weekly review of world news in Classical Latin, the only international broadcast of its kind in the world, produced by YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
Classics Pages, has "some of the best short Latin poems" in Latin, with aids to translation, links to images and sound files to hear what it sounded like.
Latin Teaching Materials at St Louis University has Elementary Latin Readers for beginning and intermediate students, as well as grammar and vocabulary helps, acceleration readers and pedagogica.
www.clas.canterbury.ac.nz /nzact/latinmain.htm   (690 words)

 Classical and Medieval History - Alcove 9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites (Main Reading Room, Library of ...
Online resource for classical antiquity, including a collection of Greek and Roman texts in translation, arranged by author.
Vernacular equivalents of Latin place names, from the Association for College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Bibliographic Standards Committee.
An educational source for the study of Latin and classical Greek.
www.loc.gov /rr/main/alcove9/classics.html   (538 words)

 The Official Wheelock's Latin Series Website
The focus on real classical Latin, as well as the emphasis on the philosophical and literary culture of the Roman world, has made this text not only a primer of the Latin language, but also a fine introduction to classical humanism and a cornucopia of ancient authors.
Many photographs of classical and later European art have been added to the individual chapters, reflecting a theme from history or mythology illustrated in the chapter readings.
Likewise, those Latin teachers who remember only the earlier editions may want to take a fresh look at what will undoubtedly continue to be an important introductory textbook for new generations of Latin students.
www.wheelockslatin.com /wheelockslatinreviews.htm   (1686 words)

 Quinteto Latino - Celebrating Latin American Classical Music
Quinteto Latino blends the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin American music with the sumptuous voices of the wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon.
Whether exploring new twists on traditional folk songs or premiering works by living composers, these five musicians perform with impeccable artistry and infectious energy - educating, enriching, and entertaining listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Founded in 2003 by French hornist Armando Castellano, this unique ensemble is passionately dedicated to a dual mission: to expand the cultural boundaries of classical music, and to make that music available, relevant, and inspiring to entirely new audiences.
www.quintetolatino.org   (316 words)

 Cornell College - Classical Studies - Latin Links
Latin Derivatives: English Words from Latin, arranged alphabetically by the Latin word, not only lists many English words derived from Latin, but also has quizzes.
Horace's Odes, in both English and Latin, located at the Perseus Project; the Latin text includes an on-line dictionary and morphological analyzer to help with tricky forms.
Nuntii Latini, "News in Latin" is a weekly news show broadcast from Finland: taped broadcasts, transcripts, archives, and more.
www.cornellcollege.edu /classical_studies/latin/latin-links.shtml   (976 words)

 Amazon.com: Vox Latina: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Latin: Books: W. Sidney Allen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the second edition the text of the first edition is reprinted virtually unchanged but is followed by a section of supplementary notes that deal with subsequent developments in the subject.
VOX LATINA is W. Sidney Allen's reconstruction of the pronunciation of Latin in the classical period using a variety of ancient sources.
Latin Self Study Books: Books that I find to be most useful.
www.amazon.com /Vox-Latina-Guide-Pronunciation-Classical/dp/0521379369   (1693 words)

 VoS - Voice of the Shuttle
Classical Backpacking in Greece ("designed for students of all ages who wish to visit the archaeological sites of Ancient Greece"; includes detailed site guides with illustrations and links)
Classics Technology Center ("repository of practical tools, for educators and other classicists, to enhance the use of computer technology in Classics education") (AbleMedia)
The Prima Luce Award ("The Prima Luce Award, sponsored by the Maryland Junior Classical League, is presented monthly to a website whose content is of educational and entertaining interest to students of the Classics [Latin and Greek]")
vos.ucsb.edu /browse.asp?id=2708   (2092 words)

 Scientific Latin Translations
They can have a scholar trained in classical Latin literature translate it--but classical Latin differs in vocabulary, style and content from modern scientific Latin.
A trained biologist, I am also trained in the Latin language, and have over 20 years of experience translating Latin scientific writings into English and botanical descriptions into Latin.
If you already have a Latin description or diagnosis of a plant, alga, or fungus, I will review it and correct any typographic, grammatical, and syntactical errors.
botanicallatin.org   (437 words)

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