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No, the Greeks spoke, and still speak, Greek, though many of them probably knew Latin in ancient times.

Since Greece was the country of so many philosophers and artists, it was important for educated Romans to speak Greek (and not the other way around).

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Most Christians in the Western Roman Empire spoke Latin, perhaps along with a local language. In the Eastern Roman Empire Christians and others spoke Greek as this was the common language of rather than Latin which was reserved as the language of Rome (and its surroundings) itself and as an official tongue. A bit like English being the lingua franca of the internet although many people who use it speak their own language offline.

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The ancient Romans spoke Latin. Latin was the universal language of Italy and all of the Roman empire. The modern language of Italian is a direct descendant of Latin, as are French, Romanian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Romans actually spoke Latin.

Also some greek

Romanian is one of the Romance languages, which is derived from the Roman Latin language.

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Greek was the most widely used language in the world at that time. Most Romans would have known and spoken Greek.

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No; they spoke Latin. The educated also spoke Greek, as Greek was the language of Homer. Most of the Roman histories are written in Greek.

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The Romans speak Latin I believe and the Greek speak Greek

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