DĀMOS Database of Mycenaean at Oslo
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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.

  • Browse and search functions:
    in this first online version of DĀMOS it is possible to browse the transliterations of the Mycenaean texts and to perform word searches in the whole corpus or in a desired subgroup (at present it is not possible to select more than one value for each column in the filter, but we are working on making this feature available as soon as possible!).
    For each document you will get text, notes, metadata and a basic bibliography, and by clicking on "Highliht Changes" it's possible to see the part of a text (or of its metadata) which, due to joins or new readings, differ from current standard editions. This last feature is at the moment only implemented for the texts from Knossos.
  • Map
  • While browsing the corpus you can see a map of the Mycenaean sites, where the sites where the selected documents come from are highlighted.
  • Notes and log in:
    To see the notes one must be logged in. The notes are tagged for their topic (like, e.g., hand attribution or chronology), but this feature is not available for searches in this version of DĀMOS. Here follows a list of tags and abbreviations that currently appear in the text of the notes and that might be helpful for the user:
  • TAGS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE NOTES
    «ko-wo»: linear B text reported in the notes
    € = source of new joins, new readings, corrections, etc.
    JOIN€ = source of join(s)
    READ€ = source of new/different reading
    NEW€ = source of a new document
    €MYKENAIKACORR: corrections from MYKENAIKACORR
    CORRECTION€CoMIK4: corrections from the appendix of CoMIK4
    þ = hand attribution
    OKþ = settled hand attribution
    þA = hand attribution where a decision might be relatively easily taken
    Qþ = open question about hand attribution (sometimes it refers just to a missing indication of a
    possible "stylus" in an article proposing a join or a reading)
    Cþ = further control in the sources is needed for a given hand attribution
    (-) = writer indication
    $-$ = stylus indication
    © = chronology
    @ = location
    £ = interpretation
    ¿ = possible joins
    # = modern correction to scribal error
    DĀMOS: change of the text present only in DĀMOS
    (FA): remarks from DĀMOS' author

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