Greek has the longest written history of any of the Indo-European languages, but that doesn’t mean that today’s Greek sounds like the Greek language of Plato and Socrates. A lot can change over thousands of years- just think of how much English has changed since Chaucer’s time!
Interestingly, Romeyka, a Greek dialect spoken along the coast of the Black Sea in Turkey, preserves some aspects of ancient Greek that have since disappeared from the language. Linguists believe that the dialect may help them understand more clearly how Ancient Greek evolved into the modern Greek spoken today. Read more