Some Semitic Epigraphical Considerations on the Antiquity of the Greek Alphabet

  title={Some Semitic Epigraphical Considerations on the Antiquity of the Greek Alphabet},
  author={Joseph Naveh},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={1 - 8}
  • J. Naveh
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
Although there is a consensus on the WestSemitic origin of the Greek alphabet, there is a scholarly controversy about the earliest use of the alphabet among the Greeks. Since this problem belongs mainly to the sphere of classical studies, most of the investigations have been done by Greek epigraphists. The present writer, being a Semitic epigraphist, believes, however, that recent Semitic epigraphical studies and especially the progress made in the field of the early evolution of the West… 

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