Latin inscription, in the
Official language in
Map indicating the greatest extent of the Roman Empire (
Range of the Romance languages, the modern descendants of Latin, in Europe.
Even though no one speaks Latin as a first language any more, many people study it in school. It is still useful, because it shows how society worked in past times. It can also help understand how languages work. Knowing Latin makes it easier to learn the Romance languages.
Today Latin is still used in
Latin was very important to
There were two types of Latin,
Latin was the most important language in most of
As people from other regions of Europe learned Vulgar Latin during Roman