Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet

4.45 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521589079: Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet A challenging and fascinating enquiry into the genesis of alphabetic writing. Full description

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

' ... this is a book which is as remarkable for the ingenuity of its answers to difficult questions as it is for its useful review and compelling display of so much of the relevant evidence.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

'[This] is an important book, and will be widely read by students of writing in other cultures as well as by Homerists, linguists, historians and archaeologists of early Greece.' Classical Philology

Book Description:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521371575: Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521371570 ISBN 13:  9780521371575
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1991
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barry B. Powell
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521589079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Barry B. Powell
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521589079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Powell, Barry B.
Published by Cambridge University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1996. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521589079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Powell, Barry B.
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 700098-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Barry B. Powell
Published by Cambridge University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX052158907X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
37.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Powell, Barry B.
Published by Cambridge University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1996. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521589079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Powell, Barry B.
Published by Cambridge University Press 1/19/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press 1/19/1997, 1997. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780521589079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
40.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Powell, Barry B.
Published by Cambridge University Press 1996-12 (1996)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press 1996-12, 1996. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-LSI-06851167

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.32
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Powell, Barry B.
Published by Cambridge University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780521589079_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
37.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Barry B. Powell
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 052158907X ISBN 13: 9780521589079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # LIE9780521589079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
43.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book