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The decipherment of Linear B

by John Chadwick

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ventris, Michael.,
  • Inscriptions, Linear B.,
  • Inscriptions -- Greece -- Crete.,
  • Inscriptions -- Greece -- Mycenae (Extinct city)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Chadwick
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 159 p., 2 leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24204906M
    OCLC/WorldCa21349721

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    Linear B Deciphered. For a long time the Linear B script did not disclose its secret to those who worked on its solution. Nor was the decipherment facilitated by the manner in which Sir Arthur Evans published the texts of the Linear B tablets—not all at once, but seriatim. The wartime code-breaker Michael Ventris helped to answer this question by brilliantly deciphering and translating the Cretan Linear B script on the clay tablets from Mycenaean-Minoan Crete. The language turned out to be a type of Greek .

    decipherment of Linear B by Michael Ventris in Rita Roberts, translation of Linear B tablet KN Mm This is the first ever translation of a Linear B vessels or pottery fragment by Rita Roberts for her third, and final, year of university. In her third year, she is expected to master, first, Linear B tablets and fragments dealing with pottery and vessels, and secondly, tablet and. The discovery, isolation, definition and functions of supersyllabograms represents another significant breakthrough in Linear B decipherment since Michael Ventris’ brilliant tour de force, the decipherment of at least 90 % of Mycenaean Linear B in Since then, the remaining 10 %, give or take, has remained recalcitrant to decipherment.


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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 Mycenaean archaeology, uncovering fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient Cited by: The Twentieth Century saw the decipherment of two hieroglyphic languages, Mayan and the proto-Greek Linear B.

John Chadwick's The Decipherment of Linear B is the story of the latter. In collaboration with Michael Ventris, Chadwick proved that Linear B was an early form of Greek used in Crete and throughout lands under control of Mycenae.4/5. 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 inas well as an account of Ventris’ decipherment, The Decipherment of Linear B.

Sources:File Size: KB. 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). 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).

Linear A is a writing system used by the Minoans (Cretans) from to BCE to write the hypothesized Minoan A was the primary script used in palace and religious writings of the Minoan civilization. It was discovered by archaeologist Sir Arthur was succeeded by Linear B, which was used by the Mycenaeans to write an early form of ges: 'Minoan' (unknown).

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The Decipherment of the Linear A and Linear B Scripts of the Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece: Inaugural Lecture Delivered 15 April Inaugural lecture: Author: Simon Davis: Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press, Original from: the University of California: Digitized: Length: 20 pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX.The Decipherment of Linear B (Canto) Author Chadwick, John Format/binding Paperback Book condition Used - Very Good Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Cambridge University Press Place of Publication Cambridge Date published This book tells the life story of Michael Ventris, an intriguing and contradictory man, a gifted linguist but a divided soul, together with that of his remarkable decipherment of Linear B.

Dubbed the Everest of archaeology, the decipherment was all the more remarkable because Ventris was not a trained classical scholar but an architect who had.