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Author Morritt, Robert D.
Title Stones that Speak.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010.

Author Morritt, Robert D.
Subject Tablets (Paleography)
Phaistos Disk.
Civilization, Ancient.
Description 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents Table of contents; acknowledgements; introduction; crete -- the minoan period -- overview; crete -- chronological summary; minoan religion -- mother goddess; the first cretan kings -- mythic source; egyptian cultural trade with crete; the sea peoples; the periods of minoan culture; life under the sea kings; minoan culture; crete -- classical sources; crete -- early archaeological excavations; introduction to the scripts and languages of minoan and mycenaean crete; an overview of the attempts to decipher the phaistos disc; colchis; ancient economies; colchis -- the classical age.
Greek penetration of the black seacorybantes, cyrbeis and a little etymology; phaistos; geographic placement of troy toward persia; archaic greek (achaeans -- pelasgians -the early settlers); the lemnos stele; dreros; praisos; minoan language; michael ventris and john chadwick; structure of the minoan language; syllabic script in cyprus; in search of the past- the hittites of anatolia; haghia triada; appendix; sources.
Summary As a child I would often wonder when I saw an illustration of a stone tablet, and ask myself: What did the inscription mean? How did these people sound when they talked? What would that piece of clay say if it could speak! The enigma of the Phaistos Disc is revisited here in the light of new findings. From the various interpretations of the origin of the symbols depicted on the disc. Kober, Ventris, Chadwick and Bennett, the cryptologists are remembered for paving the way for us to underst ...
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-399).
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781443821766 (electronic bk.)
1443821764 (electronic bk.)
9781443821629 (hbk.)
1443821624 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612650819
OCLC # 830167984
Additional Format Print version: Morritt, Robert D. Stones that Speak. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2010 9781443821629

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