Latin Language

Along with Greek and Anglo-Saxon, Latin is one of the major roots of the English language. There are a number of college programs covering the Latin language. Continue reading to learn about education options as well as relevant career opportunities.

Inside the Latin Language

Originating in ancient Rome, the Latin language is no longer spoken widely, but remains an important language of study for those interested in linguistics, literature, history and the many foreign languages originating from Latin, such as Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian. In addition to the many ancient Roman authors, such as Virgil, many later medieval and Renaissance writers also wrote in Latin. What's more, many words in modern English have their roots in the Latin language. In fact, learning Latin can be an especially helpful way to understand medical, legal and scientific terminology.

Education Information

Degree options for the Latin language are available at the undergraduate and graduate level and can vary from a focus on the Latin language itself to Classical Studies with a strong focus on both Latin and Greek. Individuals taking modern Latin language courses typically learn to read and translate texts, which range from poetry to philosophy. Below is a list of articles that can offer more information about education options.

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