A very common question or questions that you make to yourself at this point is: "From where should I begin? What should I write? Will I be objective and well understood?"... Thinking about all that, sets the whole procedure of writing as a labyrinth with no easy way to find exit.
Well, I know that my country, its people, its heritage, its history, my language are topics of great interest... and I am also aware that in such a blog with quality as "internation musing" is a right place to motivate discussions, to exchange ideas and to reinforce the wish, the common wish to learn "a little bit more".
As for language, only recently I found an excellent website (www.akwn.net) from Spain; its owner and administrator is a Spaniard Professor (Catalonia), that presents world news in ancient Greek (attic dialect) which that is its main objective! As he also notes:
"It is possible that a lot of people who at the beginning feel the desire of studying the language of Pericles give up because of the fear that an original Greek text from an original author inspires, maybe too sudden a collision, and because of the sensation that, out from these texts, it is not going to be useful for anything else. If we remember that for several centuries Greek was the “lingua franca” around all of the eastern Mediterranean (and in the western Mediterranean it was the “lingua docta”), maybe the claim that it be used, within its possibilities, as a present cultivated way of communication, as Latin is, is not too far. If the great figures of Latin literature themselves used to consider Greek as a language worthy of being learned and used, why not do it?"Further more, I believe some of you have had Classic or Byzantine courses at the university or high school (I still remember a Swedish friend of mine that we first met in Tokyo and when she found out I am Greek, she started talking ancient Greek to communicate with me) and maybe it is a very good idea to refresh your knowledge in ancient Greek... or to use the language as a way of conversation with other people who share the same appreciation and love for ancient world as well.
Personally, I do not consider ancient languages like Latin as "dead" languages. I don't like this description and to be honest - speaking about Greek - even for us that Greek is native language and of course modern Greek is much more different and easy from ancient Greek, the knowledge of ancient forms of our language helps a lot to learn much better, easier and correctly the present form that we speak. And that is true! For example, people of my age had the chance to learn at elementary school the old poly tonic system that comes from ancient Greek. People of my age usually don't make mistakes while writing. People like in my brothers age and younger (my brother is 3 years younger than me) finds it very difficult to write correctly because they were never thought why they should write by this way or the other...
Many academics among other, from time to time, are expressing the opinion and suggest to bring back the polytonic system but as things are in the field of our educational system I am not very optimistic that this suggestion could become reality shortly in present or later in the future.