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Distinguished University Professorship Lecture - Richard Janko

Inventing the Alphabet: Advanced Communication in the Ancient World

The origin of the alphabet is an old mystery‚Äďabove 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.
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Map Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) - Rackham Ampitheatre

February 2013

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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