classical Latin

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Noun1.classical Latin - the language of educated people in ancient Rome; "Latin is a language as dead as dead can be. It killed the ancient Romans--and now it's killing me"
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
latin classique
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Poetry written under the Flavian emperors--Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian in 69-96 CE--is generally considered continuous with earlier and later post-Augustan or silver Latin poetry, and so not really suitable for study as a separate group.
From the period of Old Latin to the Silver Latin period the term putus was used in the sexual sense of 'a pet love-name', and was equated (in context) with salax, pathicus and concubinus.
Bernhard Zimmerman, "Osservazioni sulla 'Enciclopedia' nella letteratura latina," offers a schematic survey of meanings and contexts of the term enkuklios paideia, especially in Silver Latin authors.