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Rita Roberts’ Translation of Knossos Tablet KN 194 Bg 03, Girls & Boys

This Re-blog is for those of my fellow bloggers good enough to follow my progress in this fascinating study of Linear B Minoan Script Writings.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Rita Roberts’ Translation of Knossos Tablet KN 194 Bg 03, Girls & Boys (Click to ENLARGE):

Knossos Linear B KN 194 B g 03Not too long ago, my most advanced Linear B student graduated to actually translating Linear B tablets from Scripta Minoa at Knossos. But I did not simply assign her ordinary tablets with syllabograms only on them. Instead, I tossed her headlong in the sea, expecting her to sink or swim, as the old saying goes. And she swam, and is swimming better and better with every translation she accomplishes. While this translation of one of scores of Linear B tablets at Knossos is relatively straightforward, the one in the next post is trickier, and she got them both bang on.I also recently assigned several sheep, rams and ewes tablets to Rita, and she should be starting to post her translations of these relatively soon. In this endeavour, she will be assisting me…

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Where are all these tens of thousands of rams from? Guess. One guess & you’re right!

I am re blogging this post because it is relevant to the Subject I am studying, that of Linear B Minoan scripts. In this post my teacher Richard Vallance is asking if anyone can help with the subject he refers to. We would be most grateful for any help whatsoever.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Where are all these tens of thousands of rams from? Guess. One guess & you’re right! Click to ENLARGE:

Knossos KN 917 1088 1089 1090 1096As I pointed out in great detail in a previous post, the Minoan/Mycenaean economy ca. 1450 BCE, with its home base at the city of Knossos itself, spread out its sheep husbandry locales among several key sites, notably, Kytaistos, Phaistos & Lykinthos, mentioned 20 times each, Exonos 15 times, Davos 14, Lato & Syrimos 12, Lasynthos 9, Sugrita 8, Tylisos (or Tyllisos) 5 & Raia 3 times. But Knossos is never mentioned at all! All of this is threshed out in the previous post, CRITICAL Post: The Minoans Counted Sheep While They Were Wide Awake,https://linearbknossosmycenae.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/vital-post-the-minoans-counted-sheep-while-they-were-wide-awake-big-time/
which I strongly suggest you read, if you are at all fascinated by the Minoan economy and their international trade, especially in the area of sheep raising and husbandry, which was the vital…

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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