Great Greek Gratitude by Valerie Cheers Brown

A BRITISH MUSEUM curator has built a working replica of a 2,000-year-old Greek machine that has been called the world’s first computer.  For more information see source below!

Do you know just how many great things were derived from Ancient Greece?

Present day society dependably appears to put itself over the antiquated social orders that preceded it, however without their innovations, we wouldn’t be what we are today, and we unquestionably would not have what we have today. The old Greek civilisation thrived for around a thousand years, not as a bound together nation yet rather as a free relationship of city states, both on the territory of Greece and somewhere else around the Mediterranean. The thinker Plato depicted the states as being similar to a progression of frogs lounging around a lake. In spite of the fact that the Greeks drew on the thoughts of different prior civilisations, they were the general population who, more than whatever other, passed on to us the establishments of our majority rule government, our ideas of morals and equity, our science, our arithmetic and our music. In any case, maybe their most astonishing innovation is the first known PC. This was a little box loaded down with machine gear-pieces and turning so as to move parts all skilfully made and a handle it would show the developments of planets to a surprising level of precision – indeed it was a planetarium.

Did you know that the English language was derived from the Ancient Greek?

Do you know how many words you have used today derived from Ancient Greek?

Obviously, the Greek dialect has had a big impact on the English dialect. How about we examine.

According to Martha Peraki and Catherine Vougiouklaki “How has Greek influenced the English language 18 May 2015 article:

“Greek is one of the most seasoned Indo-European dialects and is typically separated into Ancient Greek (frequently considered as a dead dialect) and Modern Greek.”

“Current Greek is gotten from Koine, a typical vernacular of Ancient Greek that was comprehended all through the Greek-talking world around then. In the nineteenth century, Modern Greek turned into the official dialect of the Kingdom of Greece.”

“As indicated by  Peter T. Daniels, the Ancient Greeks were the first to utilize a ‘true’ alphabet, that is, one speaking both vowels and consonants. In fact, the word ‘letters in order’ is formed of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’.”

What English Owes to the Greek Language

“The Oxford Companion to the English Language says that classical influence of Greek on English has been indirectly been through French and Latin and a lot lexical and conceptual.

According to one estimate, more than 150,000 words of English are derived from Greek words. These include technical and scientific terms but also more common words like those above.

Words that starts with ‘ph’ are usually of Greek origin, for example: philosophy, physical, photo, phrase, philanthropy.

Many English words are formed of parts of words (morphemes) that originate from the Greek language, including the following examples:

  • phobia (fear of), as in arachnophobia – the fear of spiders
  • micro (small), as in microscopic – so small it’s hard to see
  • demos (people) as in democracy – government by the people

great example of the influence of the Greek language are the two speeches written in English but actually consisting of only Greek words (with the exception of articles and prepositions) by the former Prime Minister Prof. Xenophon Zolotas, who was also an economist.”

Did you know that there are many things which we use or see right now today which was because of the Ancient Greek inventing?

Did you know that the coin was because of the Ancient Greek?

According to HF International, “Coin Money: long before the rule of the Hellens, we developed a trade system that relied on atoken, not goods. Commodity money was born, but the Hellens were the first to develop coins of different sizes and materials and put a value on various trading goods.”

Here is a rundown of them. What number of would you say you were mindful of?

Would you believe the spiral staircase was their idea? How about vending machines, the thermometer, surgical tools,

the umbrella, how about urban planning, or even surveying tools and the list goes on and on!

Yes, we as Americans owe a lot to the Greeks for many great inventions which many of us take for granted in our world today as our beginnings!

Take a look at this video and educate your mind with Greek inventions and why this great country is not to be forgotten ever and should be celebrated!

Thank you beautiful Greece, and I hope to travel your incredible land one day soon and meet my new friends I have met along my journey there! My main dream is to drink coffee while sitting at the sea side with you!

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