Probably the most popular of the ancient Indo-European languages, Latin was originally spoken in a part surrounding Roma – Latium. Over a short clip period of time it managed to turn and go the linguistic communication of the Roman Democracy and afterwards of the Roman Empire. The progressive enlargement of the powerful Roman Empire helped Latin spreading across Europe and even attain some distant corners of the world.
The fact that Latin was the linguistic communication of the Catholic Church also contributed to its popularization. Medieval priests, people and philosophers spoke and wrote it, thus passing it along to their hearers and to their students. It was only in the fifteenth century that Latin started to lose its laterality in faith and scholarship. The cant linguistic communications of Europe slowly took its topographic point in literature, law and administration.
Vulgar Latin, the ascendant of the Love Affair Languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, French, Catalan etc) is rather different from Classical Latin, which was considered the linguistic communication of literature and it was used extensively by authors such as as Ovid, Vergil and Cicero between the 1st century B.C. and the 1st century AD.
Vulgar Latin is considered the "lingua franca" of the western world. Its grammar was the starting point and the footing of the grammar of most European languages. Even more than importantly, these linguistic communications borrowed Latin words, adapted them and made them portion of their vocabulary. For example, more than than than 50 percentage of the commonly used English linguistic communication (both grammar and vocabulary) is taken more or less directly from Latin. The Latin alphabet is the most common authorship system nowadays. It derived from Etruscan and Grecian alphabets and some of its earlier samples were establish in inscriptions, annals, laws and hymns.
Although it is still used by the Catholic Church, Latin no longer have any indigen talkers and thus it is rightfully considered a "dead language". However, Latin is still studied and taught in schools and Latin textual matters go on to be translated for academic intents mostly. Ecclesiastical Latin is the functionary linguistic communication of Vatican Palace City and, considering the powerfulness the Catholic Church still masters, it will probably pull off to last the centuries to come.