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Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its Context (Philippa M Steele (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781107026711
Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its Context (Philippa M Steele (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781107026711
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Title: Syllabic Writing on Cyprus and its Context

Author: Steele, Philippa M (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781107026711

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

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This volume offers a new and interdisciplinary treatment of syllabic writing in ancient Cyprus. A team of distinguished scholars tackles epigraphic, palaeographic, linguistic, archaeological, historical and terminological problems relating to the island's writing systems in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age, from the appearance of writing around the fifteenth century down to the end of the first millennium BC. The result is not intended to be a single, unified view of the scripts and their context, but rather a varied collection that demonstrates a range of interpretations of the evidence and challenges some of the longstanding or traditional views of the population of ancient Cyprus and its epigraphic habits. This is the first comprehensive account of the 'Cypro-Minoan' and 'Cypriot syllabic' scripts to appear in a single volume and forms an invaluable resource for anyone studying Cypriot epigraphy or archaeology.Table of ContentsIntroduction: syllabic writing on Cyprus and its context Philippa M. Steele1. The development of Cypriot syllabaries, from Enkomi to Kafizin Jean-Pierre Olivier2. Non-Greek languages of ancient Cyprus and their scripts: Cypro-Minoan 1-3 Yves Duhoux3. Writing in Cypro-Minoan: one script, too many? Silvia Ferrara4. Late Cypriot writing in context Susan Sherratt5. From the Cypro-Minoan to the Cypro-Greek syllabaries: linguistic remarks on the script reform Markus Egetmeyer6. The Cypriot syllabary as a royal signature: the political context of the syllabic script in the Iron Age Maria Iacovou7. Rethinking some alphabetic and syllabic Cypriot inscriptions Massimo Perna
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