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Mycenaean is the term for the form of Greek occurring in Late Bronze Age (c. 1420-1180 BC) texts written in Linear B. This syllabic script (Greece, systems of writing) is suited only to a limited extent to recording the forms of spoken words: thus the male name e-u-po-ro can be read as /Ehupōlos/Εὔπωλος, /Ehuporos/Εὔπορος, /Ehuphoros/ Εὔφορος or /Ehuphrōn/Εὔφρων. Hence the phonematic translation of Mycenaean syllabic sign sequences is based on often combinatorial consideration of later linguistic material from the 1st millennium BC and …

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Plath, Robert (Erlangen), “Mycenaean”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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