José L. Melena and the Pylos Joins

Dr. Melena at the University of the Basque Country is one of my favourite Mycenologists. His writing is, to me, a perfect synthesis of detail-oriented curiosity and evidence-based academic rigor. An example of this are his comments which I've included for the Pylos hapax legomenon (ri)-ma.

I've just finished reading through his incredible join work, published in 2000-2001 in Kadmos 35-36. Melena studied an impressive number of fragments and created additional joins and quasi-joins among the Pylos tablets. Affected Pylos transliterations have been updated with his research, which includes some interesting consolidations.

I want to highly recommend the following articles:

Melena, José, 2000-2001 Minos 35-36 “24 Joins and Quasi-joins of Fragments in the Linear B Tablets from Pylos”

Melena, José, 2000-2001 Minos 35-36 “63 Joins and Quasi-joins of Fragments in the Linear B Tablets from Pylos”

This work helps emphasize the importance of some of the more long-term details-oriented work - exact find spots from archaeologists, Palaima's clay indexing and the incredible palaeographic work of Louis Godart, Thomas Palaima, etc. - to help facilitate joins and improve our context and understanding of Linear B.

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One Response to José L. Melena and the Pylos Joins

  1. Araceli says:

    Dr. Melena is one of the greatest Mycenologists, he is now at academia.edu.
    Have you seen the new Database of Mycenaen at Oslo DAMOS? https://www2.hf.uio.no/damos/Words/

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