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There is a large number of findings which overrule the existing theory that the Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician alphabet.

There is a large number of findings which overrule the existing theory that the Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician alphabet.

Attic Red-Figure Cup Fragment (detail); Akestorides Painter, Greek (Attic), active about 470 - 450 B.C.; Athens, Greece

Attic Red-Figure Cup Fragment (detail); Akestorides Painter, Greek (Attic), active about 470 - 450 B.C.; Athens, Greece

ancient roman script | Detail from the column (top) and the entire inscription from a cast

ancient roman script | Detail from the column (top) and the entire inscription from a cast

kvintadecor.ru freski_o_drevnya_grecia_rim_egipet2.php

kvintadecor.ru freski_o_drevnya_grecia_rim_egipet2.php

Roman inscription. Museum of Ancient Shipping, Mainz

Roman inscription. Museum of Ancient Shipping, Mainz

ROMAN: The Emperor Trajan’s inscription on the base of Trajan’s column. Rome, Italy. 114 CE.  It was believed that the letters were first written with a brush, and then carved into the stone.    This inscription, and others like it, was the basis for the classic forms of the 20 letters of the Latin alphabet. (shelbymacario, 2012)

Chapter 2: The Alphabet

ROMAN: The Emperor Trajan’s inscription on the base of Trajan’s column. Rome, Italy. 114 CE. It was believed that the letters were first written with a brush, and then carved into the stone. This inscription, and others like it, was the basis for the classic forms of the 20 letters of the Latin alphabet. (shelbymacario, 2012)

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