Skip to comments.The Linear B Tablets and Mycenaean Social, Political, and Economic Organization
Posted on 11/28/2004 7:29:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv
DO-E-RO, DO-E-RA [doeros, doera] -- Such personnel are common at both Pylos and Knossos. Although the later Greek cognates doulos and doule mean "male slave" and "female slave" respectively, the Mycenaean Greek forms may have had a significance closer to "servant, bondsman/bondswoman". Some DO-E-RO are clearly the property of living individuals, while others are described as being "of (= belonging to) a god/goddess". There is some evidence that the children of parents of whom only one was a slave were also slaves, a situation unlike that prevailing in Classical Greece. Slaves of a divinity are the most common form at Pylos, but it is possible that a "god's slave" had a status quite different from that of other slaves, since s/he could have leases on land and appears to have lived in much the same fashion as ordinary free persons... A class of slaves or serfs, the doeroi and doerai.
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some select FR topics mentioning the Dorians / Doric Greeks:
Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery
www.novinite.com ^ | 2003-02-13 | Novinite editorial Staff
Posted on 02/14/2003 1:30:45 PM PST by vannrox
Did Asteroids And Comets Turn The Tides Of Civilization?
Discovering Archaeology ^ | July/August 1999 | Mike Baillie
Posted on 07/11/2002 1:56:44 PM PDT by blam
The History Of Herodotus
Ancient History Page ^ | 440 BC | by Herodotus trans. by George Rawlinson
Posted on 09/22/2003 12:29:49 PM PDT by restornu
Inscription in Carian and Greek
Anistoriton ^ | 27 Dec. 1997 | (editors)
Posted on 07/17/2004 6:20:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The Periplus of Hanno, King of the Carthaginians, ed. Megalommatis, a Book Review.
The Books | 19/6/2004 | Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis
Posted on 06/20/2004 10:01:04 AM PDT by Muhammad Shams Megalommatis
The Revision of Ancient History - A Perspective
Internet Paper Revision no.1 March 2001 | By P John Crowe
Posted on 04/19/2002 12:33:06 PM PDT by vannrox
I'm off to read these links. I first heard of Linear B writing in fantasy novels, and it's quite intriguing.
Here's another topic about Linear B:
The Linear B Tablets and Mycenaean Social, Political, and Economic Organization
Lesson 25, The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean
Revised: Friday, March 18, 2000 | Trustees of Dartmouth College
Posted on 08/29/2004 8:19:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
And here's some more about the coming of the Dorians:
The Collapse of Mycenaean Palatial Civilization
and the Coming of the Dorians
Deciphering Cretan ScriptsAs children we learn that A is for Apple, B is for Boy and C is for Cat, and that CAB is the machine we use to travel downtown. We also sing the alphabet song, whose words are the alphabetic signs sung in a sing-song rhythm that helps us to remember them all. We cannot imagine easily that pre-Greek systems of writing do not work that way at all. They do not tell us what words sound like. We do not know, for example, how Hebrew sounded in the days of Jesus, because the ancient Semitic system of writing simply does not tell us how to pronounce the words. You have to know already, just as we are taught to pronounce A rough cough ploughed through a hiccough.
by Barry B. Powell
To understand writing on Crete, and its place in history, we need to know something about the theory and history of writing, because we constantly run aground in thinking that writing in the ancient world worked in the same way that writing works for us. We also stumble over confusing terms applied unhistorically. For example, we often use the word alphabet to describe Phoenician writing, but this obscures the fact that an earth-shattering change took place around 800 B.C. when someone, either Greek or Semite, modified the Phoenician system to create the worlds first writing system that tells the reader what words sound like.*
Writing consists of markings of some kind on a material substance. These markings sometimes represent speech or parts of speech, but they may also communicate information through a raw symbol, like an arrow, or through a picture, like a handicapped-parking sign. What we most often think of as real writing, however, is phonetic writing, which refers to systems of writing in which at least some marks represent sounds of human speech.
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AP | 12/10/4 | CONNOR ENNIS
Posted on 12/10/2004 4:29:49 PM PST by SmithL
20 posted on 12/10/2004 6:14:56 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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