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History of Greek and Latin Influence on the English Language. It’s a pretty big deal. Educated people in the western Roman Empire spoke Latin Today, this area is: Spain, Italy, France and Portugal

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History of greek and latin influence on the english language

History of Greek and Latin Influence on the English Language

It’s a pretty big deal


100 b c roman empire

100 B.C. Roman Empire


43 a d roman emperor claudius ceaser conquered britain

  • Britain was inhabited by farmers

  • Romans built roads on raised embankments English called them highways.

  • Romans built towns for trade markets. They built layered roads (stratum) called straets, now called streets today

  • Romans measured streets by mille which was 1000 paces, now called miles.

43 A.D. Roman Emperor Claudius Ceaser conquered Britain


5 th century a d romans left

5th Century A.D. Romans left


711 a d

711 A.D.


871 899 king alfred the great

871-899 King Alfred the Great


1066 a d william the conquerer

1066 A.D. William the Conquerer


1400 s isaac newton

1400’s Isaac Newton


The renaissance 1500 1650

The Renaissance 1500-1650


The past few centuries

  • 16 commitment to replicating the style of arts and language of these ancient cultures.th/17th centuries:

  • English was taught in schools.

  • All educated Europeans learned Latin.

  • Latin was an internationally understood language.

  • 17th/20th centuries:

  • Roman Catholic church continues to use Latin.

  • English continued to incorporate Latin and Greek into everyday language.

The past few centuries


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