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Mycenaean Linear B—An Aegean Syllabary

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Mycenaean Linear B—An Aegean Syllabary

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.

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