The Ancient Languages Wikia is intended as a repository of knowledge concerning all ancient languages--those spoken before the 6th century A.D. We're interested in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and history of these tongues, and we would also like to create lessons so that the interested student may have the knowledge to translate the original texts. Specifically, we would like to describe all of the languages in The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. See the Goals page for a complete list of these languages and the specific pages.
The study of ancient languages, although a rather arcane pursuit, has become easier in the last few years with the publication of new books and online resources. However, this information is either far too expensive (many books about these languages are over $100), or incomplete (some internet sites are only half finished). The goal of this wikia is to give a completely free, accurate, and complete account of ancient languages.