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Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies - Course - Hellenistic Poetry - Image: Epigraphy and Interpretation of Linear B

Writing was present in Greece many hundreds of years before the Greek alphabet appeared on the scene.

In this seminar we shall first look at the scripts of the Aegean Bronze Age in general and then focus on Linear B, the only script used in the second millennium BC for rendering the Greek language.

We will examine this script and its use in detail from an epigraphic perspective and will then combine this with linguistic, historical and archaeological approaches in order to show how to interpret the Linear B documents holistically.

Title: Writing in the Aegean Bronze Age: the Epigraphy and Interpretation of Linear B

Level: Graduate

Faculty: Classics

Lecturer: Dr. Torsten Meissner

Term: Michaelmas

Teaching: Weekly Seminar

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