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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

Language Teaching Assistant

25 July 2021

Details of how to apply for this part time teaching post are now avilable online . Deadline Monday 23rd August 2021.

Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

16 July 2021

The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...

Classics student Lylaah Bhalerao receives a Fulbright Award

5 July 2021

Classics MPhil student Lylaah Bhalerao (Murray Edwards 2017), has received an All Disciplines Fulbright Award to enable her to study at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Lylaah has been selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue doctoral research into how to decolonise ancient...