The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons To Love Greek

byAndrea MarcolongoTranslated byWill Schutt

October 11, 2019|
The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons To Love Greek by Andrea Marcolongo
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“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 nineways 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!

Andrea Marcolongo is an Italian journalist, writers, Classics scholar, and former speech writer for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.The Ingenious Language was a bestseller in Italy and in many of the other dozen countries in which it has thus far been published. She is also the author ofThe Heroic Measure.Will Schutt is the author of Weste...
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Title:The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons To Love Greek
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 7.06 X 4.68 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 7.06 X 4.68 X 0.61 in
Published:October 11, 2019
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609455453

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