The Italian language – the one we speak today – is the result of an evolution that lasted centuries: it includes, in fact, Latin words, but also of Greek origin, romance, etc., which over the years have undergone continuous changes.

In other words, Italian is not a recently invented language. On the contrary, it has borrowed terms, expressions and grammatical rules from other languages of the past, among which Latin deserves, without a doubt, a role of primary importance.

Consequently, those who want to show off an excellent lexical property cannot do without an in-depth study of the Latin language (and, in part, of ancient Greek). Let us not forget, in fact, that many Latin words – in their original form and not – are still part of our language today.

In which cases, therefore, is knowledge of Latin words important?

Let’s discover it together!

Latin in the humanities

The Latin language is considered a fundamental basis for those who wish to devote themselves to the study of the humanities. We are not only referring to the degree courses in Classical Languages, but also to Literature, History, Philosophy, etc..

In a vast quantity of literary texts, in fact, we find quotations and references to works by the most famous Latin authors, if not entire sentences reported without variations.

Law studies? Review the Latin!

A similar discourse also applies to aspiring jurists. In the legal disciplines, in fact, we do not count quotations and references to classical culture: just think that, in the codes of modern law, we still use Latin words.

Therefore, if you intend to enrol in the Faculty of Law, it is time to do a nice review of the Latin language. If you haven’t attended a high school, why not take advantage of it to take some private lessons?

Latin and scientific subjects: a winning mix!

Your favourite subjects, in high schools, were scientific ones and, therefore, would you like to continue your studies in Medicine, Science or Engineering?

Unlike what is commonly thought, Latin is also used for these courses! For example, scientific terminology and, in particular, medical terminology is full of terms derived from Latin or ancient Greek.

A good knowledge of Latin words, therefore, will help you both to understand the contents more quickly and to demonstrate confidence and optimal language properties during the exams. A review, therefore, should be done!

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