Early Greek Alphabetic Writing
A Linguistic ApproachSeries:
Imprint: Oxbow Books
160 Pages, 6.7 x 9.5 in, color and b/w
- September 2021
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By examining the grapheme-phoneme relationships across Greek-speaking regions, it is possible to recognize that diversity and to draw connections with neighboring contemporaneous alphabets, such as those for Phrygian, Eteocretan and Etruscan. This work, carried out within the Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) project, aims to contribute towards the conceptualization of the so-called epichoric scripts as independent alphabets, as well as their framing within the ecology of ancient Mediterranean writing systems.
Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) is a project funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 677758), and based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.
Chapter 2: A linguistic analysis of the early Greek alphabets
Chapter 3: Greek alphabetic scripts
Chapter 4: Vocalic notation in the epichoric alphabets
Chapter 5: Consonantal notation in the epichoric alphabets
Chapter 6: Conclusions