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.

An important feature of DĀMOS is that it aims at looking at Mycenaean in its entirety and, consequently, at being as complete as possible: working with as scanty data as Linear B notes provide us with, it is important to try to gather all the existing material and available information about it. To that effect the files reproducing the current editions, before being imported in the database, have been extensively revised and updated with the many new joins of fragmentary tablet, new readings and new findings (both from old and new sites) which are otherwise scattered in the literature (the parts of a text which depart from the current standard versions, included the text portion belonging to a new join, have been tagged and will be made available for visualization in the next online version of the database). In this way DĀMOS gives the important possibility to work on a complete and updated data set for Mycenaean and we will work to keep the database as up to date as possible, trying to include new findings and new editions as soon as they are published or become available.

The publications listed hereunder constitute the basis for the texts (and the releative metadata) of the Mycenaean documents as contained in DĀMOS (works that served as main reference for a given site are in bold). Exact references as to which editions or articles the single texts are dependent on, can be found in the notes to each document; where not otherwise indicated, the text is based on that of its current main edition.


General Knossos Pylos Thebes Mycenae Tiryns Khania Midea Dimini Hagios Vasileios Volos Iklaina Medeon Vases


GENERAL OVERVIEWS OVER THE PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS:

Rapport(1986-1990) = OLIVIER, J. P. 1992. Rapport sur le textes. In: OLIVIER, J. P. (ed.) 1992.
Mykenaïka. Actes du IXe colloque international sur les textes mycéniens et égéens. BCH Suppl. 25, Paris, de Boccard.
Rapport(1991-1995) = OLIVIER, J., P. 1999. Rapport 1991-1995 sur les textes en écriture
hiéroglyphique crétoise, en linéaire A et en linéaire B. In: DEGER-JALKOTZY, S., HILLER, S., PANAGL, O. (eds.) 1999 Floreant Studia Mycenaea. Akten des X. Internationalen Mykenologischen Colloquiums in Salzburg vom 1.-5. Mai 1995. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Rapport(1996-2000) = OLIVIER, J., P. Rapport 1996-2000 sue les textes en écriture hiéroglyphique crétoise, en linéaire A et en
linéaire B, Pasiphae, 3, 186-197.
Rapport(2001-2005) = DEL FREO, M. 2008. Rapport 2001-2005 sur les textes en écriture
hièroglyphique crètoise, en linéaire A et en linéaire B. In: SACCONI, A., DEL FREO, M., GODART, L., NEGRI, M. (eds). 2008. Colloquium Romanum. Atti del XII Colloquio Internazionale di Micenologia, Rome 20-25 Febbraio 2006. Pasiphae, 1-2.
Marazzi(2009) = MARAZZI, M. 2011. Il corpus delle iscrizioni in Lineare B oggi: organizzazione e
provenienze. Pasiphae, 3, 121-154.
Rapport(2006-2010) = DEL FREO, M. 2012. Rapport 2006-2010 sur les textes en écriture
hiéroglyphique crétoise, en linéaire A et en linéaire B. In: CARLIER, P., DE LAMBERTERIE, CH., EGETMEYER, M., GUILLEUX, N., ROUGEMONT, F., ZURBACH, J. (eds.) 2012. Etudes mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae, X, Pisa-Roma.

KNOSSOS:

ScribesCnossos = OLIVIER, J. P., 1967. Les Scribes de Cnossos. Roma, Edizioni dell'Ateneo.
CoMIK1 = CHADWICK, J., GODART, L., KILLEN, J., OLIVIER, J.P., SACCONI, A.,
SAKELLARAKIS, I.A. (eds.) 1986. Corpus of Mycenaean Inscriptions from Knossos vol. I (1- 163). Cambridge/Roma, Cambridge University Press/Edizioni dell'Ateneo.
KT5 = KILLEN, J. & OLIVIER, J.P., (eds.) 19895. The Knossos Tablets. Salamanca, Ediciones
Universidad de Salamanca. (Most updated edition for the tablets previously published in CoMIK1).
CoMIK2 = CHADWICK, J., GODART, L., KILLEN, J., OLIVIER, J.P., SACCONI, A.,
SAKELLARAKIS, I.A. (eds.) 1990. Corpus of Mycenaean Inscriptions from Knossos vol. II (1064-4495). Cambridge/Roma, Cambridge University Press/Edizioni dell'Ateneo.
MYKENAIKACORR = OLIVIER, J.P., KILLEN, J., 1992. Errata et corrigenda à KT5 au 04/09/90. In:
OLIVIER, J.-P. (ed.) 1992. Mykenaïka. Actes du IXe colloque international sur les textes mycéniens et égéens. BCH Suppl. 25, Paris, de Boccard.
(Melena 1996-1997) = MELENA, J.L. 1996-1997 19 raccords et quasi-raccords des framents dans les
tablettes de Cnossos Minos, 31-32, 417 ff.
CoMIK3 = CHADWICK, J., GODART, L., KILLEN, J., OLIVIER, J.P., SACCONI, A.,
SAKELLARAKIS, I.A. (eds.) 1997. Corpus of Mycenaean Inscriptions from Knossos vol. III (5000-7999). Cambridge/Roma, Cambridge University Press/Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali.
CoMIK4 = CHADWICK, J., GODART, L., KILLEN, J., OLIVIER, J.P., SACCONI, A.,
SAKELLARAKIS, I.A. (eds.) 1998. Corpus of Mycenaean Inscriptions from Knossos vol. IV (8000-9947). Cambridge/Roma, Cambridge University Press/Istituti
Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali.
(Firth-Melena 2002-2003) = FIRTH, R.J., & MELENA, J.L. 2002-2003. 22 Joins and Quasi-Joins of
Fragments of Linear B Tablets from Knossos. Minos 37-38, 113 ff.

PYLOS:

PTT = BENNETT E.L., OLIVIER, J.P. 1973-1976 (eds.) The Pylos Tablets Transcribed. Roma,
Edizioni dell'Ateneo.
(Scribes Pylos) = PALAIMA, T., G., 1988. The scribes of Pylos. Edizioni dell'Ateneo. (Reference
publication for hand attribution).
(Bennett 1992) = BENNETT, E. L., JR. 1992. A Selection of Pylos Tablet Texts. In: OLIVIER, J.-P.
(ed.) 1992. Mykenaïka. Actes du IXe colloque international sur les textes mycéniens et égéens. BCH Suppl. 25, Paris, de Boccard.
(Smith 1992-3) = SMITH, J. 1992-1993. The Pylos Jn Series Minos, 27-28, 167 ff.
(Melena 1992-3a) = MELENA, J.L. 1992-1993a. 167 Joins of Fragments in the Linear B Tablets from
Pylos. Minos, 27-28, 71 ff.
(Melena 1992-3b) = MELENA, J.L. 1992-1993b. 244 Joins and Quasi-Joins of Fragments in the Linear
B Tablets from Pylos. Minos, 27-28, 307 ff.
(Shelmerdine-Bennet 1995) = SHELMERDINE, C.W. - BENNET J. 1995. Two New Linear B
Documents from Bronze Age Pylos. Kadmos, 34, 123 ff.
(Melena 1994-5a) = MELENA, J.L. 1994-1995a. 28 Joins of Fragments in the Linear B Tablets from
Pylos. Minos, 29-30, 95 ff.
(Melena 1994-5b) = MELENA, J.L. 1994-1995b. 133 Joins of Fragments in the Linear B Tablets from
Pylos. Minos, 29-30, 271 ff.
(Melena 1996-7a) = MELENA, J.L. 1996-1997a. 40 Joins and Quasi-Joins of Fragments in the Linear
B Tablets from Pylos. Minos, 31-32, 159 ff.
(Melena 1996-7b) = MELENA, J.L. 1996-1997b. 13 Joins and Quasi-Joins of Fragments in the Linear
B Tablets from Pylos. Minos, 31-32, 171 ff.
(Pluta 1996-7) = PLUTA, K. M. 1996-1997. A Reconstruction of the Archives Complex at Pylos: Preliminary Progress Report.
Minos, 31-32, 231-250.
(Shelmerdine 1998-9) = SHELMERDINE, C. W. 1998-1999. The Southwestern Department at Pylos.
Minos, 33-34, 309 ff.
(Melena 2000-1a) = MELENA, J.L. 2000-2001a. 24 Joins and Quasi-Joins of Fragments in the Linear
B Tablets from Pylos. Minos, 35-36, 357 ff.
(Melena 2000-1b) = MELENA, J.L. 2000-2001b. 63 Joins and Quasi-Joins of Fragments in the Linear
B Tablets from Pylos. Minos, 35-36, 371 ff.
(Melena 2002-3) = MELENA, J.L. 2002-2003. A New Fragment of Linear B Tablet from Pylos.
Minos, 37-38, 111 ff.
(Godart 2009) = GODART, L. 2009. I due scribi della tavoletta Tn 316. Pasiphae, III, 99-115
(Petrakis 2010) = PETRAKIS, V. 2010. Localising Pylian Religion: Thoughts on the Geographic References in the Fr Tablets
Provoked by a New Quasi-Join. Pasiphae, IV, 199-206
(Godart 2012) = GODART, L. 2012. Du nouveau à l'horizon du linéar B In: CARLIER, P., DE LAMBERTERIE, CH.,
EGETMEYER, M.,GUILLEUX, N., ROUGEMONT, F., ZURBACH, J. (eds.) 2012. Etudes mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae, X, Pisa-Roma.

THEBES:

ADGS(2005) = ARAVANTINOS, V., DEL FREO, M., GODART, L., SACCONI, A. 2005. Thèbes:
Fouilles de la Cadmée IV: Les textes de Thèbes (1-433): Translitération et tableaux des scribes. Pisa/Roma, Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali.
AGS(2008) = ARAVANTINOS, V., GODART, L., SACCONI, A. 2005. La tavoletta TH Uq 434
in A. Sacconi, M. Del Freo. L.Godart, M. Negri edd. Atti xii Coll. Int. Micenologia Roma 2008, p. 23 ff. Pisa/Roma, Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali.

MYCENAE:

TITHEMY = MELENA, OLIVIER, J., P. (eds.) 1991. The Tablets and Nodules in Linear B from
Tiryns, Thebes and Mycenae. A Revised Transliteration. Suppl. Minos, 12, Salamanca.
Shelton(2002-3) = SHELTON, K. 2002-2003. A New Linear B Tablet from Petsas House, Mycenae.
Minos, 37-38.
Bartoněk(2003) = BARTONĚK, A. 2003. Handbuch des mykenischen Griechisch, Heidelberg, Winter,
pp. 531-532.
(SGS2012) = IAKOVIDI, S., GODART, L., SACCONI, A. 2012. Les inscriptions en linéaire B découvertes
dans la 'Maison de Petsas' à Mycènes. Pasiphae, 6, pp. 47-57.

TIRYNS:

TITHEMY = MELENA, OLIVIER, J., P. (eds.) 1991. The Tablets and Nodules in Linear B from
Tiryns, Thebes and Mycenae. A Revised Transliteration. Suppl. Minos, 12, Salamanca.

KHANIA:

Hallager-Vlasakis-Hallager(1990) = HALLAGER, E. VLASAKIS, M. 1990. The First Linear B
Tablet(s) from Khania. Kadmos, 29, 24 ff.
Godart-Tzedakis(1991) = GODART, L., TZEDAKIS, Y. Les nouveaux textes en linéaire B de la
Canée. RdFIC, 119, 129 FF.
Hallager-Vlasakiss-Hallager(1992) = HALLAGER, E., VLASAKIS, M., HALLAGER, B., P. 1992.
New Linear B Tablets from Khania. Kadmos, 31, 61 ff.
Hallager-Vlasakis(1997) = HALLAGER, E., VLASAKIS, M. 1997. New Linear B Tablets from
Khania. In: DRIESSEN, J., FARNOUX, A. (eds.) La Crète mycénienne, BCH suppl. 30, Paris, 169 ff.
Hallager(2011) = HALLAGER, E. The linear b inscriptions and potter's marks. In: HALLAGER, E.,
HALLAGER, B., P. (eds.) 2011. The Greek-Swedish excavations at the Agia Aikaterini Square, Kastelli, Khania 1970-1987: results of the excavations under the direction of Yannis Tzedakis and Carl-Gustaf Styrenius. Vol. 4:1-2, The Late Minoan IIIB:1 and IIIA:2 settlements. Stockholm, Svenska Institutet i Athen.

MIDEA:

Walberg(1992) = WALBERG., G., 1992. A Linear B inscription from Midea. Kadmos, 31, 93 ff.
Demakopoulou-Divari-Valakou(1994-1995) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K., DIVARI-VALAKOU, N.
1994-1995. New Finds with Linear B Inscriptions from Midea (MI Z 2, Wv 3, Z 4). Minos, 29- 30, 323-324.
Demakopoulou-Divari-Valakou(1996) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K., DIVARI-VALAKOU, N., SCHALLIN, ÅSTRÖM, P., WALBERG., G."Excavations in Midea 1994" in. Opuscula Atheniensia 21, 1996
Walberg(1996-1997) = WALBERG, G. 1996-1997. Two New Nodules from the Lower Terraces at
Midea. Minos, 31-32, 133 ff.
Demakopoulou-Divari-Valakou(1997-1998) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K., DIVARI-VALAKOU, N., SCHALLIN, ÅSTRÖM, P., WALBERG., G."Excavations in Midea 1995-1996" in. Opuscula Atheniensia 22-23, 1997-1998
Ostenso(1998) = OSTENSO, A. 1998. The small finds. In: WALBERG, G. 1998. Excavations on the
Acropolis of Midea: results of the Greek-Swedish excavations under the direction of Katie Demakopoulou and Paul Åström. Stockholm, Svenska Institutet i Athen.
(Raport1996-2000)
Demakopoulou-Divari-Valakou-Schallin(2002) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K., DIVARI-VALAKOU, N., SCHALLIN, A., EKROTH, G., LINDBLOM, A., BILSSON, M., SJÖGREN, L."Excavations in Midea 2000 and 2001" in. Opuscula Atheniensia 27, 2002

DIMINI:

Adrimi-Sismani-Godart(2005) = ADRIMI-SISMANI, V., GODART, L. 2005 Les inscriptions en linéaire B de Dimini/Iolkos et leur
contexte archéologique ASAA LXXXIII, Serie III, 5, Tomo I
Rapport(2000-2005)
Rapport(2005-2010)
Sacconi(2012)

HAGIOS VASILEIOS:

Aravantinos-Vasilogamvrou(2012) = ARAVANTINOS, V., VASILOGAMVROU, A. 2012
The first linear B documents form Ayios Vasileios (Laconia). In: CARLIER, P., DE LAMBERTERIE, CH., EGETMEYER, M., GUILLEUX, N., ROUGEMONT, F., ZURBACH, J. (eds.) 2012. Etudes mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae, X, Pisa-Roma.

VOLOS:

Skafida-Karnava-Olivier(2012) = SKAFIDA, E., KARNAVA, A., OLIVIER, J.P. 2012
Two new linear B tablets form the site of Kastro-Palaia in Volos. In: CARLIER, P., DE LAMBERTERIE, CH., EGETMEYER, M., GUILLEUX, N., ROUGEMONT, F., ZURBACH, J. (eds.) 2012. Etudes mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae, X, Pisa-Roma.

IKLAINA:

Shelmerdine(2012) = SHELMERDINE, C. W. 2012
Iklaina tablet IK X 1 In: CARLIER, P., DE LAMBERTERIE, CH., EGETMEYER, M., GUILLEUX, N., ROUGEMONT, F., ZURBACH, J. (eds.) 2012. Etudes mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae, X, Pisa-Roma.

MEDEON:

(Rapport 1995)
Arachne(2014) = Arachne - Central Object-Database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/163570, 3.12.2014, 14:41

VASES:

GENERAL:
Sacconi(1974) = Sacconi, A. 1974. Corpus delle iscrizioni vascolari in lineare B. Roma, Edizioni
dell'Ateneo.
Driessen-Farnoux(1991) = DRIESSEN J., FARNOUX A. 1991. Inscriptions peintes en linéaire B à
Malia. In: Bulletin de correspondance hellénique, 115, livraison 1, 71-93.
Zurbach(2006) = ZURBACH, J. 2006, Les vases inscrits en linéaire B: tentative d’interprétation globale,
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Athenische Abteilung 121, 13–71.
Sacconi(2012) = SACCONI, A. 2012. Il supplemento al corpus delle iscrizioni vascolari in lineare B. In: CARLIER, P., DE
LAMBERTERIE, CH., EGETMEYER, M., GUILLEUX, N., ROUGEMONT, F., ZURBACH, J. (eds.) 2012. Etudes mycéniennes 2010. Actes du XIIIe colloque international sur les textes égéens, Sèvres, Paris, Nanterre, 20-23 septembre 2010. Biblioteca di Pasiphae, X, Pisa-Roma.
Judson(2013) = JUDSON, A. 2013, The Linear B Inscribed Stirrup Jars, Kadmos 52(1), 69–110
VASES - ARMENI:
Demakopoulou(1988) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K. (ed.) 1988. The Mycenaean World. Five Centuries of
Early Greek Culture 1600-1200 BC. p. 208-209, n. 187.
Godart-Tzedakis(1989) = GODART, L., TZEDAKIS, Y. 1989. La storia della lineare B e le scoperte
di Armenoi e La Canea. Rivista di Filologia e di Istruzione Classica, vol. 117, 4, 385-409.
Rapport(1996-2000).
VASES - DIMINI:
Adrimi-Sismani-Godart(2012) = ADRIMI-SISMANI, V., GODART, L. 2005 Les inscriptions en linéaire B de Dimini/Iolkos et leur
contexte archéologique ASAA LXXXIII, Serie III, 5, Tomo I
Rapport(2000-2005)
Rapport(2005-2010)
VASES - GLA:
Rapport(1986-1990) = OLIVIER, J. P. 1992. Rapport sur le textes. In: OLIVIER, J. P. (ed.) 1992.
Mykenaïka. Actes du IXe colloque international sur les textes mycéniens et égéens. BCH Suppl. 25, Paris, de Boccard.
VASES - KHANIA:
Hallager(1983) = HALLAGER, E. 1983 The Greek-Swedish Excavations at Kastelli, Khania. The
Linear B Inscriptions. Arch. An. Ath., 16, p. 58-73.
Hallager-Tzedakis(1984) = HALLAGER, E., TZEDAKIS, Y. The Greek-Swedish Excavations at
Kastelli, Khania 1982-1983. Arch. An. Ath., 17, 3-20.
Hallager(2003) = HALLAGER, E. 2003. The Linear B Inscriptions: A Note. In: HALLAGER, E.,
HALLAGER, B., P. (eds.) The Greek-Swedish excavations at the Agia Aikaterini Square, Kastelli, Khania 1970-1987: results of the excavations under the direction of Yannis Tzedakis and Carl-Gustaf Styrenius. Vol. 3:1-2, The Late Minoan IIIB:2 settlement : text. Svenska Institutet i Athen, Stockholm.
Hallager(2011) = HALLAGER, E. 2001. The linear b iscriptions and potter's marks. In: HALLAGER,
E., HALLAGER, B., P. (eds.). The Greek-Swedish excavations at the Agia Aikaterini Square, Kastelli, Khania 1970-1987: results of the excavations under the direction of Yannis Tzedakis and Carl-Gustaf Styrenius. Vol. 4:1-2, The Late Minoan IIIB:1 and IIIA:2 settlements. Stockholm, Svenska Institutet i Athen.
VASES - KNOSSOS:
Rapport(2001-2005)
Driessen(2003) = DRIESSEN, J. 2003. Appendix. A note on a possible inscribed sherd from the south
house. In: MOUNTJOY, P., 2003. Knossos: The South House. British School at Athens Supplementary Volume No. 34. London, The British School at Athens.
VASES - MALLIA:
Rapport(1986-1990)
Driessen-Farnoux(1991) = DRIESSEN J., FARNOUX A. 1991. Inscriptions peintes en linéaire B à
Malia. In: Bulletin de correspondance hellénique, 115, livraison 1, 71-93.
Rapport(1991-1995)
VASES - MIDEA:
Demakopoulou-Divari-Valakou(1992-1993) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K., DIVARI-VALAKOU, N.
1994-1995. A Linear B Inscribed Stirrup Jar from Midea (MI Z 2). Minos, 27-28, 303 ff.
Demakopoulou-Divari-Valakou(1994-1995) = DEMAKOPOULOU, K., DIVARI-VALAKOU, N.
1992-1993. New Finds with Linear B Inscriptions from Midea (MI Z 2, Wv 3, Z 4). Minos, 29- 30, 323-324.
VASES - MYCENAE:
Georgiev(1976) = GEORGIEV, V. 1976. Une nouvelle inscription en Linéaire B de Mycènes. Kadmos, 15, 95 ff.
Melena(1977) = MELENA, J. On the New Linear B Inscriptions from Mycenae. Minos, 16, 17-18
Aravantinos(1980) = ARAVANTINOS, V. The Inscribed Stirrup-Jar Fragment MY Z 717. Kadmos,
18, 83-85.
VASES - TIRYNS:
Döhl(1979) = DÖHL, H. 1979. Bronzezeitliche Graffiti und dipinti aus Tyrins. II. Nach dem brand
eingeritzte und gemalte zeichen. Kadmos, 18, 47-70.
Godart-Killen-Olivier(1979) = GODART, L., KILLEN, J., OLIVIER, J. P., 1979 Un sixième fragment de tablette en linéaire B de Tirynthe.  AA 94, 457
Olivier(1988) = OLIVIER, J. P., 1988. Tirynthian Graffiti. Ausgrabungen in Tyrins 1982/1983.  AA 103, 262

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