The Greek alphabet is over 2,500 years old and is still used today! It was the first alphabet to include vowels. It is one of the many gifts we received from the ancient Greeks.

The Greek Alphabet

Once they had a written language, the ancient Greeks wrote down a great many things including fables and myths and legends, business letters, diaries, contracts, and records of meetings. These writings helped scholars to discover a great deal about ancient Greek daily life.

The first two letters of the Greek alphabet are alpha and beta. Those letters were combined to make a new word - alphabet. The letters in the picture above are alpha, beta, gamma, delta.

Greek Alphabet Presentation in PowerPoint format

QUIZ: Ancient Greece (Interactive with answers)

For Teachers: The Greek Alphabet, printout, activity

See Also for Teachers: Vocabulary - words we still use today