The Man Who Deciphered Linear B

£6.99

Sorry, this item is now out of stock.

In 1952 Michael Ventris, an unassuming young architect, announced ‘I think I’ve deciphered Linear B’ and presented proof that the script on Mycenaean clay tablets preserves an early form of the Greek language. This book traces Ventris’ obsession with Linear B, from his first encounter with the texts at the age of 14 until his tragically early death, and explains each step in his process of decipherment.

Qty

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B

The Story of Michael Ventris

Paperback168pp Illustrated216x135mm

9780500289983     Product Code: 503256

Details

In 1952 Michael Ventris, an unassuming young architect, announced ‘I think I’ve deciphered Linear B’ and presented proof that the script on Mycenaean clay tablets preserves an early form of the Greek language. This book traces Ventris’ obsession with Linear B, from his first encounter with the texts at the age of 14 until his tragically early death, and explains each step in his process of decipherment.

publ £8.95

now 

Categories

Tags