Bold collage illustrations and clear prose trace the origins of our familiar letters. From the pre-Canaanite peoples, through the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, this book follows the development of the Roman alphabet. Includes sidebar information on punctuation, writing materials, the technology of printing, and more.
This book is recommended for both Beginner and Grammar level students. Assigned in Unit 4, because the fascinating history of our alphabet links together all of the cultures studied in Volume One it would also make an excellent book to re-read at the end of the year as a review of the cultures you have studied and the tangible influence that they have had on our lives today. This is yet one more way to illustrate how history touches every aspect of life.