The Greeks were the first Europeans to develop an alphabet, upon which all modern European written languages are based. Attic Greek, a sub-group of Indo-European, was the writing system of Classical Greek literature.

Shown here is a letter / piece of correspondence written in Greek cursive on papyrus. When folded, the address is visible, circa 400 CE.


This fragment is from a magical or regionist script, with later date in Greek; two lines written in a language known only to cult members of a radical, secret religious sect, circa 6th century CE.

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