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An alphabetic parallel for Mycenaean ma-ka

Rachele Pierini
From the journal Kadmos

Abstract

The Mycenaean term ma-ka is recorded on tablets from Thebes, mostly belonging to the Fq series. Even though its interpretation has been broadly investigated, it still lacks a widely shared alphabetic reading. This paper provides a 1st millennium Greek parallel, and such proposal has been made both taking into account previous studies on the subject as well as approaching the whole question from a different point of view. Results emerging from this hypothesis are then used to further clarify certain content aspects of the tablets attesting ma-ka as well as to cast new light on other related controversial issues

Published Online: 2018-07-24
Published in Print: 2017-07-01

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