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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Alpha to omega: ancient Greek from scratch

Saturday 22 February,
10.00–12.00 & 14.00–16.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £15
Members/Concessions £12

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

Recommend this event

In these workshops for adults, Peter Jones, Director of the Reading Greek series, author of Learn Ancient Greek, co-founder of Friends of Classics and columnist for The Spectator, will introduce beginners to the basics of ancient Greek.

Including alphabet, vocabulary, some real Greek and Greek stems in English.

All materials supplied.

Age: 18+

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