Is old greek similar to modern greek?
I was discussing with a friend's family about the viability of classical education today and one of my cons was that Latin is almost a dead language and classical Greek is completely dead to which they replied that classical Greek is similar to modern Greek to the point that they are mutually understandable. Is this true? To be clear: this isn't my major argument against it, it's just that at this point I'm curious, they say they went to Greece with a friend who knows classical Greek and she translated all kinds of sentences for them so I guess there is some truth in this. And I'm not completely against classical education, I was just playing the devil's advocate there.