The Description of Helios’ herds (Od. 12, 127-136): A Mycenaean Commentary
Nikolai N. Kazansky Pasiphae. Rivista di filologia e antichità egee 3 (2009) : 117-120.
Abstract (from the text)
The comparison of Mycenaean economic texts with the Homeric description of the cattle permits us to see the lexical continuity in the history of the Greek language of the 2nd and 1st millennium BC. The archaic forms of words and some coincidences in use with the Mycenaean documents are striking. It seems to me probable that the Homeric passage on the herds of Helios may go back to the Mycenaean age.