The Decipherment of Linear B

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Cambridge University Press, 1967 - Всего страниц: 164
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 Myceanean archaeology, uncovering fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilisation.
 

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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 ... Читать весь отзыв

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Пользовательский отзыв  - 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 ... Читать весь отзыв

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MICHAEL VENTRIS
1
THE MINOAN SCRIPTS
5
HOPES AND FAILURES
26
BIRTH OF A THEORY
38
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
65
THE DECIPHERMENT AND THE CRITICS
79
LIFE IN MYCENAEAN GREECE
99
PROSPECTS
132
POSTSCRIPT
139
MYCENAEAN TABLETS IN TRANSCRIPTION
156
INDEX
160
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