Marsiliana Tablet Discovered in Tuscany

The Marsiliana Tablet has Etruscan writing dating back to the eighth century BCE. Continue reading

Hebrew Language Was Revived for Modern Usage

Hebrew, the national language of the state of Israel was revived for modern use as daily speech following the Jewish Babylonian exile circa 586 BCE, and adopted as the official language of Israel in 1948. Continue reading

Aldus Manutius

Aldus Pius Manutius (/məˈnjuːʃiəs/; Italian: Aldo Pio Manuzio; 1449/1452 – 6 February 1515) was an Italian humanist, scholar, educator, and the founder of the Aldine Press. Manutius devoted the later part of his life to publishing and disseminating rare texts.

Aldus Manutius Published First Editions of Greek Classics

Aldus Manutius was Italy's first important printer to publish the Greek classics in March 1495. Continue reading

Sinhalese Prose Writing

Sinhalese writing was found on rock inscriptions from 200 BCE around Sri Lanka. Continue reading

Arabic Dictionary

The Arabic dictionary was called the Kitab al ayn (Book Beginning With the Letter Ayn), which was compiled by the Arab philologist Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, in Basra, Iraq dating back circa 750. Continue reading

Latvia Publishes Important Catechistic Works

Latvia’s three most important published books were a catechistic book, Catechismus Catholicorum in 1585; Continue reading

Japanese Poetry Collection Manyoshu

A collection of Japanese poetry titled, Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) is an anthology of 4,500 poems varying from short tanka to long choka forms. Continue reading

Hebrew Language Dictionary Machberet Compiled in Spain

The Hebrew language dictionary Machberet containing a lexicon from the Torah and biblical books was compiled by Menakhem ben Saruq, a poet and philologist in Cordoba, Spain in 950. Continue reading

Nahuatl Grammar

In 1547, Andres de Olmo published Nahuatl grammar in Mexico. Continue reading