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Rita Robert’s Excellent Translation of Knossos Tablet KN 1198 E x 205 “Tanaposo the shepherd”

07 Oct

This post is for my fellow bloggers interested in ancient script writings and the progress I am making with this study. Thanks for reading.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Rita Robert’s Excellent Translation of Knossos Tablet KN 1198 E x 205 “Tanaposo the shepherd” Click to ENLARGE:

Knossos KN 1198 E x 205 TanaposoI really have very little to say about this very fine translation Rita Roberts has made of Knossos Tablet KN 1198 E x 205. Now at the final stage of the Advanced Level of learning Mycenaean Linear B (Level 5), Rita has come very far indeed since she first started learning Linear B from me some 19 months ago. She has a true knack for intuiting what any Linear B tablet is really saying, in spite of the fact that the Minoan scribes at Knossos were notorious for omitting everything but the most essential information, given that they inscribed their tablets solely for inventorial purposes for the palace administration, and that, in so doing, they all knew perfectly well what each of their colleagues was saying, since they all adhered to…

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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “Rita Robert’s Excellent Translation of Knossos Tablet KN 1198 E x 205 “Tanaposo the shepherd”

  1. Silver in the Barn

    October 7, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I’m not sure where to leave a message so I’ll try here too! Rita, you amaze me!! i think this is so impressive!!!! Fascinating stuff.

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  2. ritaroberts

    October 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for reading, and you nice comments. Yes ! it is a fascinating subject and I am completely engrossed in it. I know the course is going to get harder so hope I can complete it. My teacher Richard Vallance seems to think so.

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  3. vallance22

    October 9, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Pretty cool, eh! I think Rita must have known Tanaposo in a former life, say, 3,500 years ago. I always KNEW you were a reincarnation anyway. Ha ha. And your friend Silver is RIGHT. Impressive, YES!

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  4. vallance22

    October 9, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Hi again, Rita! Not to worry at all. You WILL get better, a lot better! In fact, you will end up being a very proficient translator of Linear B. Trust me! Richard

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  5. ritaroberts

    October 9, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Why Thank you for your nice comment Richard.

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