Romance (from Vulgar Latin rōmānicē "in the Roman language", i.e. "Latin") may refer to:

  • the Romance languages
  • medieval Romance literature, specifically the genre of the chivalric romance literature
    • Hellenistic romance, or Ancient Greek romance, a modern term for the genre of the five surviving Ancient Greek novels
  • Romance (love), love based on emotional attachment as portrayed as ideal in chivalric romance literature

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