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Scribes, Mycenaean
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Mycenaean scribes (or better ‘tablet-writers’, cf. Sumerian and Akkadian DUB.SAR and ṭupšarru respectively) are the anonymous individuals who wrote, in the Linear B script, texts on the clay administrative documents discovered in excavations of important sites (most often palatial centers) throughout clearly defined territories of the central and southern Greek mainland and the island of Crete during the period roughly 1…

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Thomas Palaima and William Bibee, “Scribes, Mycenaean”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000312>
First published online: 2013

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