Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dj. 280 p. w/ illus., footnotes, definition, bibliography, index, and appendices on Gelb's theory of the syllabic nature of West Semitic writing and Homeric references in poets of the seventh century. Powell investigates the historical causes of the shift from earlier writing systems to alphabetic. Very good / very good. Item #18108

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