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Fwd: Linguistic and Biological Systematics

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In a message dated 6/4/01 1:41:08 PM EST, Apollo@MLink.net writes:

<< I hate to be OT, but Modern Greek is closer to ancient Greek than Latin is 
 the Romance languages. Greek has undergone myriad alterations from classical
 times (as classical Greek has from archaic/heroic times), but remarkably
 retained many linguistic characters from its past despite foreign adoptions 
 the natural course of its evolution. >>

So modern Greek >is< the same species as ancient Greek...or no? My knowledge 
of Greek is strictly pedestrian.

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