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Excellent Linear B Repository

DĀMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo Federico Aurora at the Universitetet i Oslo has completed work on an outstanding repository of Linear B inscriptions. The user interface is absolutely beautiful and intuitive. Do a search on a Linear B word … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Great quote from Michel Lejeune

“Il n’y a rien de plus difficile que les solutions de facilité.” “Nothing is more difficult than easy solutions.”     – Michel Lejeune His wikipedia biography could sure use some love…

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More great advice on decipherment and interpretation

In A Companion to Linear B: Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World vol. II, Yves Duhoux has written a must-read introduction for any aspiring philologist: “Interpreting the Linear B Records: Some Guidelines”. His guidelines apply to far more than just … Continue reading

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KN Dl 47 at the Ashmolean Museum

With kind permission from the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, photos of the inscription and verso graffito of KN Dl 47 are now up to bring life to its transliteration. Please consider making a small donation to the … Continue reading

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The Alice Kober papers are now available!

With many thanks to the folks at PASP (Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory) at the University of Texas at Austin, directed by Dr. Palaima, the Kober papers are now available and online: The Alice E. Kober Papers

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The Ambiguities of Linear B Spelling

As all Mycenologists know, it is infinitely difficult to argue that a specific Mycenaean name is or is not capable of a Greek interpretation; the ambiguity of the spelling is an all-powerful obstacle. – Anna Morpurgo Davies1 To read more … Continue reading

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Acrophonic Abbreviation for *91 two

Linear B TWO normalized Günter Neumann put forward a hypothesis that caught my eye at the 2nd International Congress of Mycenology in 1991, which was published in Attí e memorie del secondo congresso internazionale di micenologia vol. 1 Filologia in … Continue reading

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23-27 March 2011: Heidelberg Conference “Minoan Archaeology. Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century”

http://www.propylaeum.de/klassische-archaeologie/fachservice/MinArch2011.html There might be a live stream of this conference available; the conference information lists this as TBD for now.

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Linear A sabbatical coming to an end

4 more days until my Linear A sabbatical ends and I return to full-time work. Conclusion 1: Trying to do in 3 months what most people do in 2 years is, indeed, crazy. Done: 1 article submitted feedback from Brent … Continue reading

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