Friday, April 1, 2011

Appetitive: Tablets Near Pylos

According to Rogue Classicism, the oldest writing in Europe has been found. The small Linear B tablet has been found in Iklaina, which is a site about 5 miles from Pylos. The tablet was inscribed, according to the article, in 1450-1350 BCE, which is the oldest instance of Linear B. In general, Linear B tablets were not meant to be preserved. The tablets exist because they were unintentionally fired. This should be an interesting find, although Linear B tablets tend to be (content-wise) boring lists.

Thoughts on Isocrates coming tomorrow.

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