When did the Greek Alphabet Originate? - Ancient Greek Alphabet

Posted by Greek Alphabet on June 9th, 2021

Ancient Greek Alphabet

Greek alphabet only has 24 letters related to the Latin-based script that uses 26. However, the Greek alphabet has both uppercase and lowercase versions for all of them.

There are barely any characters that are not allowed in mathematics, science, and engineering. Greek alphabet or Greek Letters are used to indicate various constants, values, and phenomena/particles.

Ancient Greek Alphabet

The Ancient Greek alphabet has been in use from 750 BC to today. It is pleasing to note that the Greeks were the first Europeans to write an alphabet. Prior writing systems had been either syllabic or pictographic.

When was the Greek Alphabet Invented?

The Ancient Greece Alphabet over 2500 years old was not a Greek invention. It originated from the Phoenician alphabet.

The Greeks had position associations with the Phoenicians. Herodotus, the 5th-century Greek historian called the Greek letters “Phoenicia Grammata” meaning Phoenician letters.

Ancient Greek Alphabet 

Cadmeia But the alphabet is also called Cadmeia (Καδμήια) because the Greeks considered that Cadmus produced the letters from Phoenicia to Ancient Thebes. However, they altered the Phoenician script.

The addition of vowels was uniquely Greek as the Greek alphabet was the first alphabet to introduce vowels. The Greek alphabets of alpha and beta are familiar to Indian students. The first three letters of the Greek characters are ABG. The early Greek characters had many alternatives, each agreed to a social dialect.

Between 1500 and 1200 BC, Mycenaeans, an early tribe of Greeks, has modified the Minoan syllabary but it was not proper to write the Greek. The Greek alphabet had provided rise to many other alphabets in Europe and the Middle East.

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