Greek


Greek
translations from/to Greek

Greek Language

Greek is the oldest recorded living language, with a history of over 34 centuries of written records, spoken in the Balkan peninsula since before 3000 BC. It belongs to an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages and today it is the official language of Greece and Cyprus (and a minority language in other countries of the Eastern Mediterranean as well as Southern Italy).

In order to fully grasp the importance of this language for the Western world, it would be enough to mention epic poems such as the Iliad and Odyssey, or the fact that it has been used for composing fundamental scientific and philosophical texts as well as religious ones such as the New Testament. Even today, Greek roots are used to coin new words in other languages, especially when it comes to the international scientific vocabulary.


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