Saturday, 28 July 2012

HOW THE GREEK LANGUAGE FERTILIZED THE LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD

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ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ said...

Music, Museum: Greek word from the Muses goddesses of arts and science!

Anonymous said...

catastrophe, from καταστροφή

disaster, from δυσάστερον - δύσαστρον= δυς + αστήρ meaning bad star = catastrophe

star, from αστήρ

street, from the homeric word στράτα (latin:strada)

Scotland, from σκότος + λάνδη meaning dark land

and thousands more....

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Anonymous said...

The classical Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet evolved from a western variety of the Greek alphabet called the Cumaean alphabet, which was adopted and modified by the Etruscans who ruled early Rome. The Etruscan alphabet was in turn adopted and further modified by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_alphabet#Archaic_Latin_alphabet

Anonymous said...

The Greek alphabet was taken by the Phoenician alphabet and modified by the Greeks, then the Roman alphabet was taken by the Etruscans and modified. Rome extended Latin alphabet and therefore Greek alphabet through Europe. It´s fascinating that when Rome conquered Greece, the high civilization and the cradle of the western world "conquered" Rome merging each other the Greco-Roman world and culture. Greece is the mother of the Mediterranean culture and the Greco-Roman world is what we call CIVILIZATION. Civilization is NOT the Germans or the Americans or the British... they are barbarians that pretend to be the actual civilization but they aren´t, especially when you see how they behave...Money is not civilization, especially if it comes from pillaging of Africa or India...
Spain was after Italy the most romanized province in the Roman Empire and the Roman legacy wasn´t lost because of the barbarian invasions as happened in other territories of the Roman Empire such as England (poorly romanized), Germany or Romania (Slavics with Latin reminiscences). To me it was curious when I visited Greece how similar Spanish and Greeks are, even physically speaking. The iberian peninsula had Greek colonies in ancient times and there was a Byzantine province knonw as "Spania" after the Roman order fell. I think Greeks and Spanish have a common link despite how far we are and I would like to do a tesis to investigate it. I´m proud to feel like if I was at home in Greece, a country that the western world owes everything.
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