Ancient Rome was a model of organization and communication. The term ”communication”, and its meaning in particular, comes from Latin. Many Roman traditions regarding communicational practices are still valid today, adjusted, obviously, according to the needs of our society. Bureaucratic organization, especially in European civilisation, originates in the Roman world. Ancient Rome developed a service of organized communication, subordinating several communication networks. During the Roman imperial period, communication relied on two pillars: the Roman postal service and the imperial offices. This explains how the terminology related to communication sciences usually has a Latin etymology. Our study has selected the main notions of communication sciences with a Latin etymology.
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 18)
M. Strechie "Latin Etymologies in Communication Terminology", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 18, pp. 56-61, 2014