Greek

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Greek

Greek is an Indo-European language with a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single language in that language family. It is also one of the earliest attested Indo-European languages, with fragmentary records in Mycenaean dating back to the 15th or 14th century BC, matched only by the Anatolian languages and Vedic Sanskrit. Today, it is spoken by approximately 15–25 million people in Greece, Cyprus, and Albania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Italy, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Egypt, Jordan and emigrant communities around the world, including Australia, United States, Germany and elsewhere.

Greek has been written in the Greek alphabet (the first to introduce vowels) since the 9th century BC in Greece (before that in Linear B), and the 4th century BC in Cyprus (before that in Cypriot syllabary). Greek literature has a continuous history of nearly three thousand years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language

page from a Greek Bible

Recreational, Instrumental, Critical/Educational -  This Greek Bible is Recreational because many read thier Bibles during their leisure time.  It is Instrumental because when you read it, you are learning about God and the history of his people.  It can also be Critical/Educational.  My husband uses it for his seminary classes.