Reading the Past: Ancient Writing from Cuneiform to the Alphabet
J. T. Hooker
University of California Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
Contains six previously published titles brought together in a single volume.
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Akkadian ancient appears Arabic Aramaic script Archaic Athenian Athens Babylonian BM GR BMGR British Museum bronze century bc Chiusi classical clay consonantal consonants Coptic cuneiform script cursive decipherment dedicated demotic developed dialect divine documents Dynasty earliest early Egypt Egyptian epitaph Etruscan language evidence example fifth century Fufluns funerary genitive Greek alphabet Hebrew hieratic hieroglyphs identified ideograms important inscribed inscriptions king Kingdom Knossos known large number later Latin letters logogram means Menrva Minoan mirror modern monumental Mycenaean Nabataean origin Oscan papyrus period Persian Phoenician phonetic pictographic pronunciation Proto-Canaanite Pylos Pylos tablet records represent Roman scholars scribes Semitic languages sigma signs slab sound South Arabian statif stone Sumerian survived syllabic Syriac temple texts tomb tradition Translit Ugaritic Uruk values vase vowels West Semitic words writing system written