Proper Nouns and Cultural Context
Lecture no. 11 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
As you consider the fourth pillar of decipherment, cultural context, see how most epigraphers’ efforts begin with the recognition of proper nouns. Then meet the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, and learn how he became the source of much of our information for the cultural context of Old World writing systems.