Ancient Writing and the History of the Alphabet

Nicholas C. Rossis

Ancient Writing and the History of the Alphabet, premieres exclusively on Wondrium in May. | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Happy May 1st!

I’ve written extensively in the past about modern May 1st celebrations in Greece, Anthesteria and Thergelia, and theInternational Workers’ Day of May and the Haymarket Affair. So, instead of writing about May 1st, I thought I’d share today an interesting press release I came across on Cision.

Ancient writing and the history of the alphabet

You might think you know your ABCs, but you’re barely scratching the surface of language and letters, as Professor John McWhorterofColumbia Universitydemonstrates in his enlightening 16-part series,Ancient Writing and the History of the Alphabet, which premieres exclusively onWondriumonMay 19, 2023.

The author and American linguist guides you on a journey to the very beginning of writing to understand how the many threads of history and linguistics came together to create our alphabet. With his trademark humor and conversational style, McWhorter makes this larger-than-life history…

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