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Latin spread to many Western Mediterranean regions conquered by the Roman Empire. Local dialects spoken in these areas, mixed to various degrees with the languages of the invading Germanic peoples and indigenous inhabitants. They then developed into the Romance language family. The Romance languages include many popular and widely spoken languages including: Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. Aragonese, Catalan, Corsican, Galician, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian and Sicillian are mainly minor languages spoken in small areas of Western Europe that still descend from Latin.
Types of Latin
There are several kinds of Latin as it evolved over the years. The forms are:
Roman demigods are 'hardwired' for Latin, as opposed to the Greeks who are 'hardwired' for Ancient Greek. Greek demigods can speak a few words of Latin, but aren't as fluent in it as they are in Ancient Greek. Roman demigods have a harder time understanding Ancient Greek, compared to Greek demigods understanding Latin. In The Lost Hero, Jason Grace, the recently elected praetor of New Rome before his disappearance, speaks in Latin several times.
|Demigod Abilities:||ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin|
|Object Manipulation:||Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fire | Healing | Ice | Light | Love | Machines | Magic | Metals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Time | War | Water | Weapons|
|Other Skills:||Archery | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Empathy Link | Mist Control | Prophecy | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Vocal Mimicry | Weaving|