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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ventris, Michael.,
  • Inscriptions, Linear B.,
  • Inscriptions -- Crete.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby John Chadwick.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPl035 .C5 1958
The Physical Object
Pagination146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19232127M

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The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern times. This celebrated account of the decipherment of Linear B in the s by Michael Ventris was written by his close collaborator in the momentous discovery.4/5(8). This book is a detailed review of the work which resulted in the decipherment of Linear B, an ancient written language which was known only from a few stone slabs discovered in Crete and Greece. Written for non-experts, it will be of special interest to /5(21). A joint book, Documents in Mycenaean Greek, followed, though Ventris sadly died shortly before its publication. Chadwick continued to work on Linear B for the rest of his long career, most famously producing the second edition of Documents in , as well as an account of Ventris’ decipherment, The Decipherment of Linear B. Sources:File Size: KB. Linear B was just so much obscure markings perhaps representing some unknown ancient language until Michael Ventris accomplished his decipherment. The author relates the incredible work done by this genius in bringing to light that Linear B was a very ancient way of writing Greek/5(11).

This celebrated account of the decipherment of Linear B in the s by Michael Ventris was written by his close collaborator in the momentous discovery. In revealing the secrets of Linear B it offers a valuable survey of late Minoan and Myceanean archaeology, uncovering fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient. The Decipherment of Linear B Hardcover Book. Written by John Chadwick. First Edition by Cambridge University Press. John Chadwick (21 May – 24 November ) was an English linguist and classical scholar who, with Michael Ventris, was most notable for Seller Rating: % positive. The Decipherment of Linear B - by John Chadwick September At the age of seven he had bought and studied a German book on the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Recommend this book. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to .   On the Decipherment of Linear B A thousand years before the beginning of classical Greek civilization and the second period of Greek literacy that was launched with the arrival of the Phoenician alphabet on Greek’s ancient shores sometime during the late ninth century B.C. arose what would eventually become continental Europe’s first Brand: Richard E. McDorman.

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