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Mycenaean Greek


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  • proper n. The most ancient attested form of the Greek language, spoken on the Greek mainland and on Crete in the 16th to 11th centuries BC, written in Linear B script.


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  • This Bronze Age civilization was later destroyed by natural and man-made forces that are still under debate, and its remains, for better or worse, were replaced or dominated by Mycenaean Greek culture.

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  • Since many of the symbols are shared with the related script, Linear B, the script of the Mycenaean Greek language, it's logical to presume until proven otherwise that the Minoan symbols have the same or similar values to those found in Greek.

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  • Mycenaean Greek, TE-PA is the word for 'heavy rug'1, a commodity.

    Minoan inscription HT 104

  • One must add that if Finley thinks so poorly of the political arguments in favor of allowing some time for the final collapse of Mycenaean Greek civilization, he might at least consider the archaeological arguments.

    Alsop's Archeology

  • Linear B was deciphered in 1952 by Michael Ventris and was used to write Mycenaean Greek. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • B.C. Identical amber jewelry is found only in southern Britain and Mycenaean Greek sites, strongly suggesting direct contact between the societies of Homeric Greece and prehistoric Britain.

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  • Burnt animal bones, petrified lightning and a bronze male hand grasping a silver lightning bolt have all been unearthed at the mountaintop site of a Mycenaean Greek cult whose members gathered around an "open fire altar," according to University of Pennsylvania Museum archaeologists.

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  • Mycenaean Greek, the language of the Linear B tablets, is known by c.

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  • Mycenaean Greek, the language of palace administration as recorded in the Linear B tablets, was clearly Greek, not Proto-Greek, by 1450 BCE, the date of the oldest preserved inscriptions.

    Atlas Shrugs

  • On Linear B texts, see Ventris and Chadwick, Documents in Mycenaean Greek, and J. T. Hooker, Linear B: An Introduction London: Bristol Classical Press, 1980.

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