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Rita Roberts’ Translation of Knossos Tablet K 1092, Rams at Eksonos & Sygrita

02 Jan

Here is an update on the progress of my Linear B Ancient Script Writing Translations. This was a tricky one which my teacher Richard Vallance explains ..Click to visit the original post.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Rita Roberts’ Translation of Knossos Tablet K 1092, Rams at Eksonos & Sygrita: Click to ENLARGE

Rams at EkosoRita Roberts, my Linear B student who is now at the advanced stage of learning Mycenaean Greek, and I had quite a field day discussing the implications of various interpretations which might be lent to this tablet in translation. What especially intrigued me was the possibility that one could interpret the toponym Eksonos as meaning “outside the belt”, where “belt” refers to a belt of arable agricultural land. Rita, who lives near Heraklion and Knossos in Crete, put me onto this scent, as she explained to me that even to this day sheep are raised on non-arable land in Crete and Greece, which makes perfect sense when you come to think of it... except that, being Canadian and living in the “Great White North”, the idea never crossed my mind. It takes a native…

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Posted by on January 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Rita Roberts’ Translation of Knossos Tablet K 1092, Rams at Eksonos & Sygrita

  1. vallance22

    January 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Great achievement, Rita! Richard

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