Our Latin translation team consists of
Latin is an Italic language historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome, which spread throughout the Mediterranean and a large part of Europe with the expansion of the Roman Empire. After the Empire’s decline, Latin survived as the lingua franca of educated classes in the West, which was made possible, in part, by Latin’s adoption by the Catholic Church. In the form of Medieval Latin, the language survived as a mother tongue at least into the second millennium AD, after which it was briefly reinforced as a spoken language by the Renaissance Humanists. It continued to serve as the international language of science and scholarship in central and western Europe until the 17th century, when it was replaced by vernacular languages. Classical Latin is the literary dialect used in poetry and prose, while Vulgar Latin was the form spoken by ordinary people, preserved as a spoken language in much of Europe after the Roman Empire’s decline. Nevertheless, by the 9th century, Latin had diverged into the various Romance languages such as Italian, French, Catalan, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese. French inevitably replaced Latin as the lingua franca of Europe. Nowadays, Latin lives on in the form of Ecclesiastical Latin used by the Catholic Church. Much Latin vocabulary is used in science, academia, and law. Classical Latin is still taught in many schools, often combined with Greek in the study of Classics, though its role has diminished since the early 20th century.
LOCATIONS OF OUR EXTERNAL TRANSLATORS:
Bari (IT), Bologna (IT), Florence (IT), Milan (IT), Naples (IT), Palermo (IT), Rome (IT), Trieste (IT), Turin (IT), Verona (IT),