Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Haiku in Linear B, Homeric Greek, English & FrenchHaïku en Linéaire B, Grec homérique, en anglais et en françaisClick to ENLARGE:

seaside wheat* In the second version below the haiku in Linear B, the Linear B syllabograms and vowels are given in their Latin equivalents, so that you can get some idea of the pronunciation of the Mycenaean Greek (ca. 1300-1200 BCE). ** The Greek version of this haiku is composed in very ancient Greek (ca. 800 BCE), matching the Greek of “The Catalogue of Ships” in Book II of the Iliad as closely as possible.


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