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Trying a short answer that would sum up what is said farther below: It's because the Greeks were there, representing the most influential cultural area, because their culture did not seem foreign to the Romans, because it was intelligible to them, and seemed to provide superior answers to familiar problems. — Beside its cultural prestige, the Hellenistic ...


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As a complement to the most voted answer that already says that the problem is complicated. I will try to give a "simplificatory" answer. The question is based on a misleading image of Latin dominating other languages with which it competed. A few facts need to be pointed out: Like Summerian, Assirian, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Chinese, and ...


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