Powell, Barry B.
Title HOMER AND THE ORIGIN OF THE GREEK ALPHABET
Book Condition Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Publisher Cambridge University Press 1991
Seller ID 4887
0521371570 Staining to textblock and paper has become stuck to bottom of front board. DJ has scuffing and some adhesive remains. Light bumping to corners and edges otherwise VG. ; Who invented the Greek alphabet and why? The purpose of this challenging book is to inquire systematically into the historical causes that underlay the radical shift from earlier and less efficient writing systems to the use of alphabetic writing. The author reaches the conclusion that a single man, perhaps from the island of Euboea, invented the Greek alphabet specifically in order to record the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer. ; 9.5 x 1 x 6.5 Inches; 306 pages
Classics Literature & Fiction Movements & Periods History & Criticism Words & Language Reference Ancient Greek Instruction Foreign Languages