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Questions related to Latin, the classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages, on which are based most of the modern romance languages.

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Ancient Roman Slang

Is anyone able to recommend a book or website which lists slang from Ancient Rome? As an example, how would a Roman say the equivalent of "it's screwed up"? There are many ways of saying this in ...
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How and when did the surname “Apibus” become “de Apapis”?

The Maltese surname Apap derives from "De Apapis", and the family crest features bees. Family lore tells that the surname originates from a person who kept bees. In Latin, Apis is bee, and the most ...
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Where can I find an online version of Lorenzo Valla’s latin translation of Histories by Herodotus?

Where can I find an online version of Lorenzo Valla’s latin translation of The Histories by Herodotus? I want to read Valla's Latin translation, not a translation into English.