Scribes, Mycenaean
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Abstract

Mycenaean scribes (or better ‘tablet-writers’, cf. Sumerian and Akkadian DUB.SAR and ṭupšarru respectively) are the anonymous individuals who wrote, in the Linear B script, texts on the clay administrative documents discovered in excavations of important sites (most often palatial centers) throughout clearly defined territories of the central and southern Greek mainland and the island of Crete during the period ro…

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Thomas Palaima and William Bibee, “Scribes, Mycenaean”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000312>
First published online: 2013



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