Before Greek

  title={Before Greek},
  author={A. J. Beattie},
  journal={The Classical Review},
  pages={177 - 178}
  • A. J. Beattie
  • Published 1 June 1963
  • Linguistics
  • The Classical Review
THIS monograph begins with a sensible review of the pre-Greek substrate theories initiated by Kretschmer and developed by Georgiev, van Windekens, Merlingen, and others. Heubeck proposes to reconsider the problem in the light of recent advances in Anatolian linguistics and of the Ventris decipherment of the Linear B texts. Although he advises caution with regard to the Linear A tablets, he is prepared to take account of Meriggi's interpretations, at least on some occasions. His thesis is as…