World Languages

Slavic languages

Baltic languages

The German languages

Italic languages

Indo-Iranian languages

The Celtic, Albanian, Armenian languages

The Altay, Afro-Asiatic and Ural languages

The Greek language

The Irish language

The Hebrew

The Relation of Frenchmen to the language


Language and a dialect

Male and female languages

Dissolution boiler

English language in Republic of South Africa

People and gestures

Dead Indo-European languages

Download pictures of banknotes, coins, emblems and flags presented on this site

Gold Coins

Interesting about the money

The first paper money in the world

Banks of the world

Travellers of the world

Nations of the world

Silver Coins

World currency

Recreation and resorts

All about inflation

Financial investments

Travel all over the world

The Greek language

Some languages propagated in the south of present Europe and to the east, form separate, independent groups. Such is the Greek language. Ancient Greek language belongs to the earliest, indo-European languages fixed by means of writing. Its most ancient monuments fall into XV-XI centuries BC, i.e. At the right time, kept away from us more than for three millenia. These monuments written by the syllabic letter, are connected with a great Krito-Mycenaean civilisation, long before antiquity colonizing peninsula Peloponnese and islands of Aegean sea.

the Greek alphabet

The First monuments which have reached up to now of Ancient Greek language created by means of the alphabetic letter, are dated VIII-VII centuries BC Thanks to so ancient monuments of writing and surprising riches of continuous written tradition the data of the Greek language play a paramount role in reconstruction of an Indo-European parent language.

As well as Latin, Ancient Greek language has made strong impact on religious, philosophical, scientific and cultural lexicon of all languages of Europe, including Russian. The knowledge of Ancient Greek language in many European countries is considered till now an erudition sign. Medieval Greek differently name the Byzantian. The population of modern Greece speaks on modern Greek. Literary modern Greek language exists in two variants: book, more archaic - kafarevusa (means "cleared" literally) and colloquial - dimotika ("national").

Today it is difficult to believe that such habitual Russian words, as a bed, a bench, lime, a writing-book, a tape, a beet, fritters, the Greek origin.

Save on your hotel -



Main Banknotes Coins Articles Sources

Copyright (c) RKa 2010-2014