The Ingenious Language

The Ingenious Language Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek

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Synopsis

"A brilliant meditation on language and life."-Bookriot

For word nerds, language loons, and grammar geeks, an impassioned and informative literary leap into the wonders of the Greek language. Here are nine ways Greek can transform your relationship to time and to those around you, nine reflections on the language of Sappho, Plato, and Thucydides, and its relevance to our lives today, nine chapters that will leave readers with a new passion for a very old language, nine epic reasons to love Greek.

The Ingenious Language is a love song dedicated to the language of history's greatest poets, philosophers, adventurers, lovers, adulterers, and generals. Greek, as Marcolongo explains in her buoyant and entertaining prose, is unsurpassed in its beauty and expressivity, but it can also offer us new ways of seeing the world and our place in it. She takes readers on an astonishing journey, at the end of which, while it may still be Greek to you, you'll have nine reasons to be glad it is.

No batteries or prior knowledge of Greek required!

Book information

ISBN: 9781609455453
Publisher: Europa Editions
Imprint: Europa Compass
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 204g
Height: 179mm
Width: 119mm
Spine width: 18mm