The Undeciphered Signs of Linear B: Interpretation and Scribal Practices

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The Undeciphered Signs of Linear B: Interpretation and Scribal Practices
Authors: Anna P. Judson
Year: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781108494724
ISBN 10: 1108494722
Categorie: Languages, General and Miscellaneous Languages, Reference
Pages: 372 / 374
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The Undeciphered Signs of Linear B: Interpretation and Scribal Practices Anna P. Judson

Decades after Michael Ventris deciphered Linear B and showed that its language was Greek, nearly one-sixth of its syllabic signs’ sound-values are still unknown. This book offers a new approach to establishing these undeciphered signs’ possible values. Analysis of Linear B’s structure and usage not only establishes these signs’ most likely sound-values – providing the best possible basis for future decipherments – but also sheds light on the writing system as a whole. The undeciphered signs are also used to explore the evidence provided by palaeography for the chronology of the Linear B documents and the activities of the Mycenaean scribes. The conclusions presented in this book therefore deepen our understanding not only of the undeciphered signs but also of the Linear B writing system as a whole, the texts it was used to write, and the insight these documents bring us into the world of the Mycenaean palaces. A colour version of figures 1-4 of chapter 5 can be found under the ‘Resources’ tab.
Categories:
Languages – General & Miscellaneous Languages – Reference
Year:
2020
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Language:
english
Pages:
372 / 374
ISBN 10:
1108494722
ISBN 13:
9781108494724
File:
50.31 MB

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