Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (Paperback)
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Short Description for Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet A challenging and fascinating enquiry into the genesis of alphabetic writing.
- Published: 01 January 1997
- Format: Paperback 308 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521589079 ISBN 10: 052158907X
- Sales rank: 934,341
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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.