It is estimated that English has borrowed around 100,000 words from Greek, which makes up about 12% of the English vocabulary. This Greek is used mainly in science and philosophy, but there is also a great number of everyday English words which have their origin in the language of Homer.
In this lecture, the instructor of English language Mrs. Alexandra Lotsari-Groumpou will show you some unconceivable, roundabout and surprising ways that Greek words have travelled through time and through different languages to end up becoming English.
After the lecture, you will be able to spot the links between English and Greek and learn more about the etymology of English words and even your own language.
The seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 6th 2018
on the second floor of the main library building