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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As Susius's dedications of friendship and pious poetry obfuscate the factional divisions in his social and religious reality, or at least present the world of irenic Christian scholars as an alternative, Paget's rendering of a modern scientific discussion into classical Latin hides the reality that research science was challenging the primacy of classical education.
on August 7, she'll show a set of Spanish Paso doble dances and songs and classical Latin songs of the 40s and 50s.
By about 75 BC it had become standardised into a written language - classical Latin as we know it.
Many other examples may be quoted, but none of them shows any attempt to replace American English with classical Latin in a hypothetical Capitalist International.
Perez's motivation for collecting has been "to have a very good classical Latin American collection that was part of a public collection in Miami," he says.
During ancient times, classical Latin, which the Romance languages of Italian, Spanish, and French are directly descended from, consisted of only the equivalent of capital letters.
The form of classical Latin whose grammar has been taught in modern times as a standard form derives from the prestige written language.
The verb innuere in classical Latin meant "to nod, beckon, or make a sign to" a person, and in Medieval Latin more generally "to hint" or "to insinuate.
11) They argue that classroom conversations are artificial, that no 'correct' pronunciation of classical Latin exists, and that students spend time on activities that hinder them from learning to translate classical texts with 'rigor and depth'.
John Paul II knew a dozen languages and spoke more than half of those fluently, and Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus, is said to be fluent in five languages, as well as classical Latin.
Henry's modus operandi was to take an existing prose saint s life and expand it, sometimes incorporating material from other sources, but principally drawing upon his broad literary training and his work in other genres (he wrote versified grammars, and put Aristotle's treatise on Generation and Corruption into poetry, for example), and employing exuberant use of complex sound patterns, wordplay, rhetoric, and vivid conceits, including features drawn from classical Latin poetry.
During that period, Florence was both a prominent literary centre in the vernacular, and home to a renewal of classical Latin eloquence.

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