Hey /his/. I was thinking about learning an ancient language that isn't Latin or Greek.
You have any suggestions?
What other ancient languages have big enough corpus to justify it? Some kind of Chinese or Sanskrit maybe.
>tfw no huge corpus of Punic texts from Carthage library
Thanks, Scipio, we could have been exploring the galaxy right now.
No, without writing languages tend to evolve and change constantly. Modern native American languages are very recent form, and there is no sources on "ancient" native American languages.
>Literally hundreds of copies in libraries around the Mediterranean
Nothing of value was lost in Alexandria, we still have a huge corpus of Greek literature from other sources. At the same time we have no Punic books at all, not even in translation, and yet there were lots of them.