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Homer and the origin of the Greek alphabet / Barry B. Powell
Bib ID 528262
Format BookBook
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Powell, Barry B
 
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Description Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1991 
xxv, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521371570
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  • Machine derived contents note: Foreword: why was the Greek alphabet invented? 1. Review of criticism: what we know about the origin of the Greek alphabet
  • 2. Argument from the history of writing: how writing worked before the Greek alphabet
  • 3. Argument from the material remains: Greek inscriptions from the beginning to c. 650 BC
  • 4. Argument from coincidence: Dating Greece's earliest poet
  • 5. Conclusions from probability: how the Iliad and Odyssey were written down
  • Appendix I. Gelb's theory of the syllabic nature of West Semitic writing
  • Appendix II. Homeric references in poets of the seventh century
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
 
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-276) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-276) and index.

Subjects Homer -- Language.  |  Greek language -- Alphabet.

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