Introduction to the Aegean pre-alphabetic scripts
Brent Davis Kubaba 1 (2010): 38-61.
This paper presents an introduction to the family of five syllabic scripts used in the Aegean and Cyprus before the introduction of the Greek alphabet: Cretan Hieroglyphic, Linear A, Cypro-Minoan, Linear B, and the Cypriot Syllabary. The sections on each script include descriptions of (1) the corpus of inscriptions, (2) the syllabary and its structure, (3) the spelling conventions (if known), and (4) the standard editions of the corpus. The paper concludes with an evaluation of the problems that are hindering the decipherment the three earliest scripts.