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Title: Magical D
Inspiration for Fairy Tales Alphabet • by Graphic Artist Barbara Damoli
The thought behind the Magical D and all the Fairy Tales Alphabet or Magical Alphabet was, the Medieval art of book writing, which was performed by monks, in monasteries, these monks were called amanuensis.
The letters they wrote, were beautifully decorated. the Magical Alphabet was thought as, a modern interpretation of the traditional medieval letters.
During the time spent, working on this project, I thought about the origin of these letters, the creation of this alphabet itself. Most people using and referring to these letters, call them just “Alphabet”, that is quite logic, since it is used in all the Western world.
However the correct and full name of these letters is “Latin Alphabet” or “Roman Alphabet”.
The Latin Alphabet, is a writing system originally used in the ancient Roman Empire, to write the Latin language, language of the Romans.The alphabet evolved from the Greek alphabet.
The Romans learnt about the Greek alphabet from the Etruscans, a very advanced civilisation who lived in the same region of Italy, and who eventually merged with the Romans. The Etruscans had adopted the Greek alphabet and modified it, to become the Etruscan alphabet. Later the Romans adopted it and modified it, producing the Latin alphabet, which we know and use to this day.
During the Middle Ages the Latin alphabet was used and spread across all Europe, from the west to the east, from the south to the north. Because of colonialism and Christian evangelism, the Latin alphabet spread beyond Europe, and acros the world.
Website regarding this subject, from:
The Ultimate History Project
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