Poet Introduction I write mainly poetry for the inner journey. I also have a feisty side-line of writing poetic commentaries on the war industry and politics & culture. "When power corrupts, poetry cleanses" (JFK, Oct 1963)
The word Alpha was probably introduced when Britannia was part of the Roman Empire (43-410 AD). Latin native speakers came over from the continent and added their words to the mix of Anglo-Saxon and Celtic languages.
Alpha was the first letter of the Latin alphabet. The Romans took it from the Greeks, who must have learned it from the Phoenicians (Greek name for Canaanites) while trading with them across the Mediterranean (Phoenicia/Canaan is roughly current-day Lebanon).
The Canaanites are credited with the invention of the ancestor of our current...