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Faculty of Classics

 

General information

Mnamon has information, pictures, and links relating to ancient writing systems of the Mediterranean, including Linear B.

The Dartmouth Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology site offers a series of ‘lessons’ on the archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean, with images and bibliography. Lessons 19-28 deal with the Mycenaean period.

Archival collections

The Cambridge Linear B Research Archive (CaLiBRA) contains the Mycenaean Epigraphy Group’s collection of photographs of Linear B tablets from Pylos.

The Institute of Classical Studies holds an archive of Michael Ventris’ papers; the catalogue is available online.

The Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (University of Texas at Austin) has extensive archival collections of material relating to Michael Ventris, Alice Kober, and Emmett L. Bennett.

Kober’s and Ventris’ correspondence is available online.

The Ashmolean Museum’s Sir Arthur Evans archive has information on Evans and the Ashmolean’s Aegean collections, digitised archival material, and the museum’s digitised collection of Linear B tablets from Knossos.

Online Resources

Aegean font download – this font includes all ancient Aegean and Cypriot scripts.

DAMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo is a database of all published Linear B texts, in transcription.

Dicconario Micénico is the website for the Mycenaean Dictionary (in Spanish; currently indices only).

Liber is a database providing text, photographs, and information about the Linear B tablets from Mycenae, Tiryns, and Midea (more sites are to be added in future).

Nestor is a bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics and related fields.

Studies in Mycenaean Inscriptions and Dialect (SMID) is a bibliography of Mycenaean studies, with indices.

John Younger’s Linear A website offers Linear A texts (in transcription) and related resources.

Societies and mailing lists

AegeaNet is a discussion and news list for Aegean studies.

Aegeus Society is for researchers of Aegean Prehistory and offers news on excavations, publications, and events.

Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.