classical Latin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Classical Latin the Latin of the writers who flourished from about 75 B.C. to 200 A.D
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Latinus, belonging to Latium, the district round Rome.

Usage

In literature:

Yates gives us many quotations from Latin classical authors, proving the common use of cotton.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The influence of the Latin classics upon modern literature has been tremendous.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
He entered the Latin Classical School.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
It does not seem to be such Latin as is found in the classics, even from what I know of them.
"Talkers" by John Bate
In 1497 the same busy Frenchman published an edition of "Terence," the first Latin classic printed in England.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Goldsmith was always a lover of Latin poetry and classic models.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
He laments the increasing decline in the classical purity of the Latin language.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Professor Anthon, of the college, became known through his school and college editions of many Latin classics.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
His Latin is familiar and easy, but the reverse of classical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The classical language of botany is Latin.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Phrases of non-classical Latin, presenting some obscurity, needed explanation by scholars of mediaeval writings.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
The plan of St. Paul's is a Latin cross, and is based upon classical lines.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
They were in English, and in Latin; quotations from the classic authors were given in the scholastic manner in the foot-notes.
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Another lady, Dona Lucia de Medrano, publicly lectured on the Latin classics in the University of Salamanca.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
The style of Erasmus is, considered as Latin, incorrect, sometimes even barbarous, and far removed from any classical model.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Then came the day's lectures in Greek and Latin, mathematics, divinity, and the classics.
"Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home" by Belle Moses
The basis of the revived classical taste had been Latin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Returned from the Ohio, I went back to my books, but I could not settle down contentedly to Latin odes and Greek classics.
"Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman" by Willie Walker Caldwell
But an English work was not the more classical for bearing a Latin title.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
We may also note here that classical Latin literature was rarely used for school purposes.
"Education in England in the Middle Ages" by Albert William Parry
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In news:

This is a classic Latin American dish, where fish is marinated in citrus juice.
Classical music in Dallas, from Africa to Latin to Brahms .
He uses it with other local ingredients in this spin on a Latin classic.
In classical Latin there is no distinction between U and V, and V is used for inscriptions .
Ms Miller teaches Latin and Ancient Greek and has studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for modern audiences.
Just a year after it eliminated 31 categories , which caused an uproar, the academy is adding new ones in classical, Latin jazz and urban contemporary.
0 Yalil Guerra, a Cuba native with many L.A. Ties, won the 2012 Latin Grammy for best contemporary classical composition .
0 Yalil Guerra, a Cuba native with many L.A. Ties, won the 2012 Latin Grammy for best contemporary classical composition.
Yalil Guerra, a Cuba native with many L.A. Ties, won the 2012 Latin Grammy for best contemporary classical composition.
Two takes on a Latin American classic.
Blending an updated yet classic rock en español sound with faith-inspired songwriting, Costa Mesa-based, Latin alternative band Signa inspire.
On February 4, 2012, Homestead Latin Club performed the classic story of Pandora's Box in Barnes & Noble at the Jefferson Pointe Mall.
So whether you prefer Latin drum beats with your arroz con pollo or classic rock as an accompaniment to your cheeseburger and fries, favorite local haunts are spicing things up and offering customers a large musical menu.
Recasting 'The Golden Girls': The Classic Sitcom Gets A Latin Makeover.
Potsdam, NY, Mar 24, 2010 — The Crane Latin Ensemble mixes up a selection of classical salsa and Latin jazz tonight (7:30) in Snell Theater in Potsdam.
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In science:

Two classical open problems of this nature are the question of whether there exist designs of arbitrary strength, and Ryser’s conjecture that every Latin square of odd order has a transversal; these are both equivalent to showing that some particular hypergraphs have perfect matchings.
A Geometric Theory for Hypergraph Matching
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