The Resource Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer : a Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy

Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer : a Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy

Label
Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer : a Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy
Title
Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer
Title remainder
a Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer examines the origin of the Greek alphabet. Departing from previous accounts, Roger Woodard places the advent of the alphabet within an unbroken continuum of Greek literacy beginning in the Mycenean era. He argues that the creators of the Greek alphabet, who adapted the Phoenician consonantal script, were scribes accustomed to writing Greek with the syllabic script of Cyprus. Certain characteristic features of the Cypriot script--for example, its strategy for representing consonant sequences and elements of Cypriot Greek phonology--were transferred to the new
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 481.1
  • 481/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PA273.W66
  • PA273.W66 1996
  • PA273.W66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Greek Writing from Knossos to Homer : a Linguistic Interpretation of the Origin of the Greek Alphabet and the Continuity of Ancient Greek Literacy
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Syllabaries; 3 Syllable-Dependent Approaches; 4 Non-Syllable-Dependent Approaches; 5 The Hierarchy of Orthographic Strength; 6 The Alphabet; 7 Cyprus and Beyond; 8 Conclusions; Phonetic Glossary; Symbols; References; Index
Control code
ocn609832524
Extent
1 online resource (302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195355666
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35528849
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609832524
  • pebcs0195355660

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