Old Latin, also known as Early Latin or Archaic Latin ( Latin: prīsca Latīnitās, lit. 'ancient Latinity') was the Latin language in the period before 75 BC, i.e. before the age of Classical Latin.
The Old English Latin alphabet ( Old English: Læden stæfrof) generally consisted of 24 letters, and was used for writing Old English from the 8th to the 12th centuries. Of these letters, 20 were directly adopted from the Latin alphabet, two were modified Latin letters ( Æ, Ð ), and two developed from the runic alphabet ( Ƿ, Þ ).
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Late Latin is the written language from the 3rd century; its various Vulgar Latin dialects developed in the 6th to 9th centuries into the modern Romance languages. Medieval Latin was used during the Middle Ages as a literary language from the 9th century to the Renaissance, which then used Renaissance Latin.
The use of "old", "early" and "archaic" has been standard in publications of Old Latin writings since at least the 18th century. The definition is not arbitrary, but the terms refer to writings with spelling conventions and word forms not generally found in works written under the Roman Empire. This article presents some of the major differences.