Distinguished University Professorship Lecture - Richard Janko

Inventing the Alphabet: Advanced Communication in the Ancient World

The origin of the alphabet is an old mystery—above all, the invention of vowels, wtht whch wrtng s ncmprhnsbl. New inscriptions of the 8th century B.C.E. shed light on its origins and its diffusion from the Phoenicians to the Greeks and Romans and ultimately to ourselves.

A reception will follow the lecture

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