Mycenaean Linear B—An Aegean Syllabary
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
How did the decipherment of Linear B change perceptions of ancient Aegean civilization? Why are epigraphers still perplexed by many Linear B spellings? Wade into the discovery, decipherment, and contents of this intriguing ancient writing system—Europe’s earliest attempt at writing—and measure it against what you’ve learned about decipherment of Egyptian and cuneiform scripts.