By T. B. L. Webster
This e-book, first released in 1958, goals to explain Greek paintings and poetry inside of this ambiguous interval of old background (often known as the Greek ‘Dark Ages’), and to discover the chances of studying approximately Mycenaean civilisation from its personal records and never merely from archaeology.
Specifically, Webster utilises Michael Ventris’ decipherment of Linear B in 1952 – which proved that Greek used to be spoken within the Mycenaean international – to figure out the overall contours of aesthetic improvement from Mycenae to the time of the written composition of the Homeric epics. simply because they list Mycenaean civilisation in Mycenaean terminology, whereas Homer was once writing in Ionian Greek in the beginning of the polis civilisation, they express how a lot in Homer is actually Mycenaean. extra, the place it's transparent that those Mycenaean components can't have survived till Homer’s time, they let us know whatever in regards to the poetry which hooked up the two.
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