Daily Archives: February 1, 2021

Those really ancient Greeks



Greece is on the Mediterranean Sea and the Greeks started using the Phoenician alphabet, too. So what did the Greeks use for writing before the Phoenician alphabet came along?

I’ll tell you what they used: Linear B. Linear B was a writing system that went as far back as the 1400s bc—when Odysseus and Achilles were just boys. Wait— “Who’s Odysseus?” you say? Do I need to do a western-lit-in-only-one-sentence® of The Odyssey for you guys?

Back to the beginning of The Western Civ User’s Guide to Reading & Writing.