What did the Latins do?
Then, how did the Latins influence Rome?
In approximately 600 bc, when the Etruscans occupied Latium and settled in Rome, the influence of Etruscan civilization and art made itself felt as much in the other Latin towns as in Rome itself. In fact it was a coalition of Latins and Greeks that led to the Etruscans' withdrawal from Latium in 475 bc.
Likewise, who are the original Latins? The Latins were originally an Italic tribe in ancient central Italy from Latium. As Roman power and colonization spread Latin culture, Latins came to mean mostly unified Italic people and the Latin-speaking people of Dacia, Iberia, Illyria, and Gaul whose land was settled by Latin colonists (see Latin peoples).
People also ask, what happened to the Latins?
When the Catholic Church gained influence in ancient Rome, Latin became the official language of the sprawling Roman Empire. Latin was king of the world -- the language of international communication, scholarship, and science. When that empire failed, Latin died, and the new languages were born.
Where did the Latins settle?
The earliest Roman settlers called themselves Latins and probably migrated from Central Asia. The Latins were farmers and shepherds who wandered into Italy across the Alps around 1000 BCE. They settled on either side of the Tiber River in a region they called Latium.