Tag Archives: Minoa
This volume (33) of Hesperia Supplements includes an excellent article by D. J. Ian Begg reviewing the present study and understanding of the context and interpretation of Minoan “mason’s marks”. For anyone who is curious about the marks incised in … Continue reading
I was looking something up in A Companion to Linear B: Mycenaean Greek Texts and their World, edited by Yves Duhoux and Anna Morpurgo Davies, when I encountered this in the article “Mycenaean Technology” by Alberto Bernabé and Eugenio Luján: … Continue reading
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.
http://paleoglot.blogspot.com/2009/11/minoan-citynames-with-egyptian-accent.html I just encountered this thought-provoking post about Minoan city names circa 14th century BCE from the Egyptians.
Word lists are handy. Contextual word lists, even better. I need to consolidate my various crop and flora lists for Crete into one place. Hopefully posting it here will be useful to someone besides me, and please feel free to … Continue reading
I was doing some broad syllable searches on Paleolexicon today, when I encountered this fascinating couple of words in Phrygian. ΤΕΝΤΟΥΜΕΝΟΣ punished ΤΕΤΙΚΜΕΝΟΣ cursed, stigmatized 1. -ΜΕΝΟΣ is immediately reminiscent of the myth of King Minos of Crete from whom … Continue reading
I wonder if there were any Minoan texts at the Library of Alexandria.