This page is an appendix to SHORT HISTORY OF GREEK.

The ancient greeks used their alphabet letters as numbers. There were

The system still used in some cases (e.g. in very very official documents) is the

A small or capital

CHECK THE

α(1) β(2) γ(3) δ(4) ε(5) στ or ς (stigma is 6) ζ(7) η(8) θ(9)

ι(10) κ(20) λ(30) μ(40) ν(50) ξ(60) ο(70) π(80) or (koppa abandoned letter is 90)

ρ(100) σ(200) τ(300) υ(400) φ(500) χ(600) ψ(700) ω(800) (the sampi 'quasi Pi' is 900)

now, just put them together: e.g. the year

- Links for ancient greek numbers (systems, fractions, etc.)
- Chiffres grecs Greek numbering systems in french both Herodian and classic number symbols
- Greek numbers at st-andrews.ac.uk
- Greek Numbers and Arithmetic by Prof. Donald Allen USA
- Correspondences Between Hebrew, Greek and Roman Alphabets Numerals by John Opsopaus

links checked in Aug 2007