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The Romans spoke Latin, didn't they? Actually it is more complicated than that. Actually, it is also much more complicated than this video describes, but in four minutes I can't tell you everything.

In case people are confused by my video, let me be clear: Latin was the official language of the Roman empire, and the military used it, public inscriptions used it, trade around the empire was conducted in it, and there were Latin poems and plays. I am talking about the specific context of the series 'Rome', in which we see private conversations in the city of Rome in Julius Caesar's day, taking place between very high-status rich educated people, in the privacy of their own homes, and often in front of servants and lower orders.

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Roman Latin - the language of the Caesars?"Lindybeige"

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