Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2011

18 September 2012

A Companion to Linear B. Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World, Volume 2

Edited by Y. Duhoux & A. Morpurgo Davies

A Companion to Linear B. Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World, Volume 2

City: Louvain-la-Neuve

Year: 2011

Publisher: Peeters

Series: Bibliotheque des Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain 127

Description: Paperback, viii & 343 p., 23,8x15,4 cm


Linear B is the earliest form of writing used for Greek. The tablets written in this script offer crucial information about the Mycenaean Greeks and their time. This Companion aims at not only summarizing the results of current research but also trying to explain the problems which arise from the study of the texts and the methods which can be used to solve them. It is aimed both at the beginner who needs an introduction to this area and to advanced scholars (archaeologists, historians, classicists) who require an up-to-date account which can serve as a standard reference tool and highlight the remaining problems.


Contents [v]

Foreword [vii]

Chapter 11. Y. Duhoux, Interpreting the Linear B records: some guidelines [1-32]

Chapter 12. T.G. Palaima, Mycenaean scribes, scribal hands and palaeography [33-136]

Chapter 13. J. Bennet, The geography of the Mycenaean kingdoms [137-168]

Chapter 14. S. Hiller, Mycenaean religion and cult [169-211]

Chapter 15. J.L. García Ramón, Mycenaean onomastics [213-251]

Chapter 16. †C.J. Ruijgh, Mycenaean and Homeric language [253-298] 


1.General [299-314]

2. Linear B texts [315-319]

3. Linear B words [319-328]

4. Linear B undeciphered syllabograms [329]

5. Linear B abbreviations / ideograms [329-330]

6. Alphabetic Greek words [331-343]



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