Egbert J. Bakker's A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language (Blackwell PDF

By Egbert J. Bakker

ISBN-10: 1405153261

ISBN-13: 9781405153263

A accomplished account of the language of historical Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from best overseas students protecting the old, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language. a suite of 36 unique essays by way of a crew of overseas scholarsTreats the survival and transmission of old GreekIncludes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

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Doric du. dual E. East E. Gk East Greek E. Ion. Gk Early Modern Greek ed(s). editor(s) Eg. Egyptian, Egypt El. Elean ep. epic Eub. Euboean exx. examples fem. feminine fl. floruit fragm. fragment fut. future fut. pf. future perfect Gal. Galatia GAves. Gathic Avestan gen. genitive Germ. German Gk Greek Linguistic and Other Abbreviations Heb. Hebrew Hier. Luw. Hieroglyphic Luwian Hitt. Hittite Hom. Homeric IE Indo-European imp. imperative imperf. imperfect indic. indicative inf. infinitive instr. instrumental intr.

This can be explained by the fact that phonetic abbreviations (which is what ligatured logograms ultimately are) in one language will not make sense in another (Palaima 1988a). 5–7). 7 Frequent Linear B logograms listing commodities Other commodities 140 141 145 159 167 200 bronze gold wool cloth ingot pan 201 202 tripod jar/ ti-ri- goblet po-de di-pa 204 233 240–242 243 pithos sword chariots wheel Some objects represented by the logograms are self-explanatory because they are graphically naturalistic (vessels, horses), others are identifiable only through the phenomenon of double-writing.

With a separate set for simple vowels (/a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/). As a result, a syllabary will include a larger number of signs than an alphabet. The Linear B syllabary was the product of the Mycenaean civilization of the Late Bronze Age in its high phase (1400–1200 BCE) and was instrumental to documenting the administrative transactions of a highly centralized economy focused on palace complexes on Crete (Knossos, Khania) and in mainland Greece (Pylos, Mycenae, Tiryns, and Thebes). But while Linear B is a clear manifestation of the Mycenaean culture responsible for its creation, its origin, from an essentially paleographic perspective, is deeply embedded in the Minoan period, preceding the Mycenaean period by half a millennium.

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