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28 April 2005 @ 08:44 pm
Latin Background  
Latin literature begins at the end of the 3rd century B.C. with Plautus. This period is called Early Latin or Classical Latin It is mainly used for poetry and formal prose writing developed with Cicero. It is usually refered to as Silver Latin to distinguish from the earlier century (The Golden Age) The only difference between The Golden Age and Silver Latin is Silver Latin is more stylistic.


Variations:
A- Vulgar Latin Diluted form- the everyday peoples latin. Less structured and
developed into French, Spanish, Italian. The most important piece of literature of Vulgar Latin The Bible (aka Christian Latin)
B- Medieval Latin Common for the intelligentsia (the intellectual elite of society) of the middle ages where Christianitywas established. Connected rome with law and was learned usually as a second language.
C- Renaissance Latin Despised Medieval Latin and strived to get back to Classical Latin but remained the general language of scholarship until 18th century
D- Church Latin Tradition of latin in the the Catholic church is common. Spoken Church Latin has a strong medieval flavour in gramatics and vocabulary but given an italian pronounciation.
 
 
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sunlike: bebesunlike on October 8th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
I would like to thank you the opportunity of learning something about latin. Personally, I´ve never studied this language, and now I´m afraid I wouldn´t make it, so I guess I´ll try it on my own by reading your LJ.

Don´t know why, but latin always had a an impressive effect on me, i think I fell in love by it.

P.S.: I´m not a native english speaker, so pardon me my mistakes in this language also.