Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer (Innbundet)

A Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1996
Antall sider: 304
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195105209
Kategori: Språk
Omtale: Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer
This text examines the origin of the Greek alphabet and treats the advent of the alphabet script as a point which lies along an unbroken continuum of Greek literacy. Woodard argues that those persons responsible for adapting the Phoenician consonantal script for Greek use were scribes accustomed to writing Greek with the syllabic script of Cyprus. This may be of value to scholars and students of classics, near Eastern studies, and history of writing and literacy.

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