Knossos, Pylos


Shelmerdine 2008: something like a 'mayor'
Chadwick & Ventris 1973: titular, nominative singular masculine



cf. (*-te, *-te-re) a-de-te-re, a-ke-te-re, a3-te-re, ma-te-re, pi-ri-je-te-re, ra-pte-re, tu-ka-te-re

Chadwick & Ventirs 1973: nominative plural or dative singular


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: dative singular


Chadwick & Ventris 1973: adjective


Shelmerdine 2008: something like a 'vice-mayor'
Chadwick & Ventris 1973: official subordinate to ko-re-te, nominative singular


po-ro-ko-re-te-re + connective enclitic qe

Chadwick & Ventris 1973: nominative plural

Parallel Sign Groups

ko-re-te in KN V: a-ke-re-mo-nogen. occupation, po-ro-ko-re-te
ko-re-te in PY Jn, PY On: po-ro-ko-re-te
ko-re-te in PY Nn*: a-mu-ta-woanthroponym, a-ro-je-uanthroponym, e-po-me-ne-uanthroponym, e-re-e-u, ka-ke-uoccupation, po-me-neoccupation, qo-u-ko-rooccupation

po-ro-ko-re-te in KN V: a-ke-re-mo-no, ko-re-te
po-ro-ko-re-te in PY Jn, PY On: ko-re-te

Associated Commodities

*154: PY On
[[*258]]: KN V

Associated Toponyms (ko-re-te)

a-ke-re-wa: PY Jn, PY Jo
a-pa-ta-wa: KN C
a-pu2-we, a-pu2-ja: PY Jn, PY Jo
a-si-ja-ti-ja: PY On
[[e-ra-te-re-wa-o]], [[e-ra-te-re-wa-o|e-ra-te-re-wa-pi]]: PY Jn, PY Jo, PY On?
[[e-sa-re-wi-ja]]: PY On?
[[i-te-re-wa]]: PY Aq
ka-ra-do-ro: PY Jn, PY Jo
ku-ta-i-to: KN C
me-ta-pa: PY Jn
o-du-ru-wi-jo: KN C
pa-ki-ja-pi, pa-ki-ja-ni[: PY Jn, PY Jo?
pe-to-no: PY Jn
pi-*82: PY Jn
qa-ra: KN V
ra-u-ra-ti-ja: PY On
ri-jo-no: KN C
ro-u-so: PY Jo?, PY Jn?
sa-ma-ra: PY On?
si-ra-ro: KN C
ti-mi-to-a-ke-e, ti-mi-ti-ja, te-mi-ti-ja: PY Aq, PY Jn, PY Jo, PY On
[[ti-nwa-so|ti-nwa-si-jo]]: PY Jo
wa-to: KN C
za-ma-e-wi-ja: PY Jn

Associated Toponyms (po-ro-ko-re-te)

a-ke-re-wa: PY Jn
a-pu2-we: PY Jn
[[e-ra-te-re-wa-o|e-ra-te-re-wa-pi]]: PY Jn
[[e-re-i|e-re-e]]: PY Jo
ka-ra-do-ro: PY Jn
me-ta-pa: PY Jn
pa-ki-ja-pi: PY Jn
pe-to-no: PY Jn
pi-*82: PY Jn
qa-ra: KN V
ro-u-so: PY Jn
ti-mi-to-a-ke-e: PY Jn
za-ma-e-wi-ja: PY Jn


Chadwick, John and Michael Ventris, 1973 Documents in Mycenaean Greek

Shelmerdine, Cynthia W., 2008 A Companion to Linear B: Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World vol. I (ed. Yves Duhoux and Anna Morpurgo Davies) "Mycenaean Society"

*to do: check facsimile or photograph of PY Nn 831; how big is the [ ] gap? Small, or could there be missing sign groups explaining the discrepancy of anthroponyms and occupations in parallel?

One Response to ko-re-te

  1. L.R. Palmer (1961: 100) assumes that the ko-re-te-re (koreter) is a “district official”. However, Palmer hedges by stating that koreter is one of the many words for Mycenaean technicalities [that] did not survive into post-Mycenaean times.”

    I couldn’t disagree more: ko-re-te appears to be related to κούρητες (Curētes), which, according to Autenreith, is “a tribe in Aetolia, afterward expelled by the Aetolians.” Liddell & Scott concur, and define the Curētes as “the oldest inhabitants of the Pleuron in Aetolia” [447]. An alternate definition, which I favor in this context, pertains to “young men, esp. young warriors.” The second definition follows from κόρος (boy).

    Palmer, Leonard R. 1961. Mycenaeans and Minoans. London: Faber and Faber.

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