More on Alice Kober

Folks, if you do not know about Alice Kober, you should, if you are at all interested in the decipherment of Linear B. Prior to  Michael Ventris, she was the greatest contributor in the ongoing search for the key to Linear B.



Tip o’ the pileus to Ron Janoff (of New York Latin Leaflet fame) for alerting us to the existence online of Alice Kober’s papers … there are a pile of (mostly handwritten) letters in there which are definitely a fascinating read and give a glimpse into how Classical research was done before email, twitter, etc.:

… it might be worthwhile compiling online ‘papers collections’ of Classicists … hmmm

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