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By Philippa M. Steele

This pioneering quantity ways the languages and scripts of old Cyprus from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, with a essentially linguistic and epigraphic strategy supplemented via a attention in their ancient and cultural context. the focal point is on furthering our wisdom of the non-Greek languages/scripts, in addition to appreciating their position with regards to the far better understood Greek language at the island. Following on from contemporary advances in Cypro-Minoan experiences, those tricky, often past due Bronze Age inscriptions are reassessed from first ideas. an identical procedure is taken for non-Greek languages written within the Cypriot Syllabic script in the course of the first millennium BC, mainly the only frequently often called Eteocypriot. the ultimate part is then devoted to the Phoenician language, which used to be in use on Cyprus for a few hundreds of thousands of years. the result's a cautious reappraisal of those languages/scripts after greater than a century of occasionally arguable scholarship.

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