Bilinguals, Biscripts, and Other Constraints
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt is most celebrated for its discovery of the Rosetta stone, which contains ancient Greek writing, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and demotic script. Consider this icon of decipherment as the first and most famous example of a biscript, and discover just how common such artifacts are around the world.