GFS Ambrosia majuscule Greek font
As it is known, the Greek alphabet was used in majuscule form for over a millenium before the miniscule letters gradually replaced it until they became the official script in the 9th century A.D. Thereafter, majuscule letters were confined to sparce use as initials or elaborate titles until the Italian Renaissance.
The new art of Typography, as well as the need of the humanists to mimic the ancient Greco-Roman period brought back the extensive use of the majuscule letterforms in both Latin and Greek typography. Greek books of the time were printed using the contemporary Byzantine hand with which they combined capital letters modeled on the Roman antiquity, i.e. with thick and thin strokes and serifs. At the same time the byzantine majuscule tradition, principally used on theological editions, remained alive until the early 19th century.
GFS Ambrosia has the main characteristics of the majuscule forms of the early Christian tradition.
It has been designed by George D. Matthiopoulos.
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