The Decipherment of Linear B

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Cambridge University Press, 15 maj 2014
The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern times. This celebrated account of the decipherment of Linear B in the 1950s by Michael Ventris was written by his close collaborator in the momentous discovery. In revealing the secrets of Linear B it offers a valuable survey of late Minoan and Mycenaean archaeology, uncovering fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilisation.
 

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Recenzja użytkownika  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

Slightly dry, but thorough, account of how the "Linear B" language of ancient Crete (and certain parts of nearby Greece proper) was decoded by a part-time linguist, in conjunction with a professor of ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Recenzja użytkownika  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

If you want to read about the decipherment of Linear B then this book is the motherlode. The author was a Bletchley Park code-breaker who worked with Ventris on the decipherment, so this is a first ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Illustrations
Mycenaean sites and places mentioned on the Linear B tablets
Comparison ofsignsin Linear B and classical Cypriot
Some obvious ideograms 11 Sex differentiation oftheideogram PIG 12 The building ofthe grid
HOPES AND FAILURES
A Knossos chariot tablet Sc230
PROSPECTS
Mycenaean Tablets in Transcription
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