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One of the two languages of the European Union with a non-Latin alphabet is Greek, which boasts the longest documented history of current-day Indo-European languages. Ancient Greek has played an important role in the history of literature: epic poems such as Iliad and Odyssey are amazing pieces of art in the Western world.
The long history of Greece dates back to the 14th century BC and is divided into five main phases: theAncient and Classical periods, the Hellenistic phase, the Byzantine period and the Modern phase. The most obvious feature of the Greek language is the alphabet: the Greeks borrowed it from the Phoenicians during their trading activities, adjusting it to their needs and adding five new letters known as vowels. Along with the evolution of Greece, the language changed, too. Many dialects appeared and some differences among them were remarkable. In 1830, with the establishment of the new Greek state, the Peloponnesian dialect was adopted to lay the groundwork for the Demotic Greek language, the one which, during the second half of the 20th century, was declared the official language of the state, shaping today’s Standard Modern Greek.
Greek is spoken by 13 million people, with native speakers mainly in Greece. The language is officially recognised also in Cyprus and is present as a minority in Italy, Albania, Armenia, Romania and Ukraine. Greece and Cyprus are members of the European Union, so Greek is one of the EU’s official languages. The letters of the Greek alphabet are in active use in various STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas including physics, mathematics and engineering.
So, despite what many people might believe, Greek is absolutely not a dead language!