Indo-European language of the Italic branch

Latin is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

E Pluribus Unum. ~ Motto of the United States of America (1782–1956)


  • Latin is a dead language, As dead as it can be; It killed the ancient Romans, And now is killing me.
    • Common phrase recited by Latin students. Originally appeared on 20 June 1909 in the Los Angeles Sunday Herald, Junior Section, pg. 7, col. 4
  • Often, what is not collected becomes lost or at least unappreciated. This principle holds true to an extent for the neglect that all of Medieval Latin literature has suffered in publishing over the past century. Classical Latin literature has been gathered into series, which, although not always as inexpensive as potential users might wish, are nonetheless affordable. Consider the rows of blue-backed Oxford Classical Texts or the serried red ranks of the Latin volumes in the Loeb Classical Library.
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