Greek

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean. It has the longest documented history of any living language, spanning 34 centuries of written records.

Greek was first written in Mycenae with a script known as Linear B, which was used between about 1500 and 1200 BC. This variety of Greek is known as Mycenaean. In the island of Crete another script, known as Cypriot, was used to write the local variety of Greek between about 1200 and 300 BC. The Greek alphabet arose after that from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic and many other writing systems.

The Greek language holds an important place in the history of the Western world and that of Christianity. The canon of ancient Greek literature includes works of monumental importance and influence for the Western canon such as the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey. Greek is also the language in which many of the foundational sciences such as astronomy, mathematics and philosophy are composed. The most well-known are the Platonic dialogues and the works of Aristotle. The New Testament of the Holy Bible was written in Koiné Greek. Together with the Latin texts and traditions of the Roman world, the study of the Greek texts and society constitutes the discipline of the Classics.

 

Greek is spoken by about 13 million people, mainly in Greece, Albania and Cyprus, but also worldwide by the large Greek diaspora. There are traditional Greek-speaking settlements and regions in the neighboring countries of Albania, Bulgaria, and Turkey, as well as in several countries in the Black Sea area, such as Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, and around the Mediterranean Sea, Southern Italy, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya and ancient coastal towns along the Levant. The language is also spoken by Greek emigrant communities in many countries in Western Europe, especially the United Kingdom and Germany, Canada, the United States, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Africa and others.

 

ProMosaik Trans offers translations from and into Greek in the following fields:

 

  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences

 

Greek Proverb: “Kάλλιο πέντε και στο χέρι, παρά δέκα και καρτέρι.” – “Better to have five in the hand, rather than ten waiting”

Meaning: Something you have for certain now is of more value than something better you may get, especially if you risk losing what you have in order to get it.

 

ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Greek:

 

English – Greek

 

French – Greek

 

Spanish – Greek

 

Italian – Greek

 

German – Greek

 

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ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Greek.

 

 

With ProMosaik interlanguage you can also study Greek with us online!

 

Send your translation requests into or from Greek, with the documents you need to be translated to info@promosaik.com