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This volume, a publication of The Epigraphic Society (a supplement to their volume 20, 1991), is organized into nine parts or chapters with chapter-relevant paging throughout. After a few introductory remarks, the author discusses the Locale (the land and its people with maps locating the pre-Roman tribes and epigraphic sites in Spain and Portugal, and Celtic movements into Iberia ). He then proceeds to discuss the script used in Southwest Portugal, its relationship with other Mediterranean scripts, and the assignment of sound values. A table of SW Iberic sound values is given compared with West Semitic, Greek, and Old Italic. There is also a comparative table of sound values assigned to SW Iberic by various authors (such as Tovar, Anderson, and Hubner as well as Buchanan). The next section is the description of the process that resulted in the Decipherment of the script. It is followed by conclusions and acknowledgements. Part V contains graphics and descriptions of 42 inscribed stones found in the Algarve bearing inscriptions in Southwest Iberic. Part VI is a line-by-line transcription of all 42 inscriptions. Part VII is a line-by-line translation of the inscriptions. Part VIII is a dictionary of cognates. The book finishes up with Part IX, References, a listing of scholars and sources consulted.

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The Decipherment of Southwest Iberic
by Donal B. Buchanan.

Published 1991 by The Epigraphic Society in 97 Village Post Rd., Danvers, MA .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

"Issued under the auspices of The Epigraphic Society."

Includes bibliographical references.

Epigraphic Society Occasional Papers (ESOP)-- v. 20 suppl., Epigraphic Society special publication


Library of Congress
P1081 .B83 1991

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