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- Old Latin refers to the Latin language in the period before the age of Classical Latin; that is, all Latin before 75 BC.
- Latin Classical Latin is the form of the Latin language used by the ancient Romans in what is usually regarded as "classical" Latin literature. Its use spanned 75 BC – 200.
- Vulgar Latin The spoken Latin of the common people of the Roman Empire, especially from the 2nd century onward, is generally called Vulgar Latin. It differed from Classical Latin in its vocabulary and grammar, and as time passed, it came to differ in pronunciation as well.
- Vulgar Latin, Eastern
Vulgar Latin (Eastern) is a term covering the vernacular dialects of the Vulgar Latin language spoken on Balkan Peninsula in the Roman Empire.