I spend a lot of time researching for my novel The Owl & The Eagle, and I'm surprised at all the interesting facts I come across about Ancient Greece and Persia. Therefore I decided to start sharing these facts with readers of my blog, just in case they're interested as well. :)
Fun Fact #1
OK, this is more of a theory than a fact, but I found it so fascinating I just had to share this! According to Nicholas Ostler, author of Empires of the World: A Language History of the World, Ancient Greek was actually a tonal language, with ..."each word given a distinctive melody of high and low tones..." The language that most closely parallels this today? Japanese!