DĀMOS Database of Mycenaean at Oslo

A tablet from Knossos (Co 903). source: http://u.cs.biu.ac.il/~reznikov/Crete08/LinearB.jpg

DĀMOS (Database of Mycenaean at Oslo) aims at being an annotated electronic corpus of all the published Mycenaean texts, the earliest (ca. XV-XII B.C.) written evidence of the Greek language, comprised of inscriptions in the Linear B syllabic script.

For numerous documents some notes are given which give information about which editions, or articles, ourtexts are dependent on. They also provide information on other aspects of the texts which have been classified and tagged, like, e.g., textual issues or hand attribution.

Due to possible problems concerning copyright matters, the notes can be read - at least for the time being - only when logged in. Students, employees and everyone having an account from the University of Oslo can simply log in with their personal password. All other users need to request a password by writing to federico.aurora@ifikk.uio.no

The notes build mostly on apparati and comments from current editions and articles; when the source of the notes (or part of them) is not mentioned it is intended that they are taken from the standard reference edition of the text. We apologize for any possible omission of a due reference and invite authors and users to let us know about it, in order for us to provide to promptly add the reference.

A first basic bibliography is also suggested for each tablet or vase for which a reference can be found in the works listed hereunder, which contain anthologies of commented texts (two monographies on the Mycenaean case system, Kasus and Local Cases, of special interest for the synatctic annotation, have also been included). The numbers following the work's name indicate the page of the reference and a "T" after the page number (e.g. "116T") signals a particularly thorough treatment of the text in question. For Docs2 and Bartoněk(2002) the indications refer to the number assigned to the texts in their anthologies.

Interpretation = PALMER, L. R. 1963. The interpretation of Mycenaean Greek texts. Oxford,
Clarendon Press.
Doria(1965) = DORIA, M. 1965. Avviamento allo studio del miceneo: struttura, problemi e testi.
Roma, Edizioni dell'Ateneo.
Docs2 = VENTRIS, M., & CHADWICK, J. 1973. Documents in Mycenaean Greek. Cambridge,
University Press.
Introduction = HOOKER, J. T. 1980. Linear B: an introduction. Bristol, Bristol Classical Press.
Kasus = HAJNAL, I. 1995. Studien zum mykenischen Kasussyste. Berlin, De Gruyter.
Local Cases = WAANDERS, F. M. J. 1997. Studies in local case relations in Mycenaean Greek.
Amsterdam, Gieben.
Melena(2001) = MELENA, J. L. 2001. Textos griegos micénicos comentados. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Eusko
Legebiltzarra, Parlamento Vasco.
Bartoněk(2002) = BARTONĚK, A. 2003. Handbuch des mykenischen Griechisch. Heidelberg,
Ruipérez-Melena(1990) = RUIPÉREZ, M. S., & MELENA, J. L. 2005. Los griegos micénicos.
Madrid, Alba Libros.
Companion-1 = DAVIES, A. M. & DUHOUX, Y. 2008. A Companion to linear B: Mycenaean
Greek texts and their world. Louvain-la-Neuve, Peeters.

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