Colour-coded keyboard layout & FONT for the Mycenaean Linear B syllabary


Colour-coded keyboard layout & FONT for the Mycenaean Linear B syllabary:

linear-b-keyboard1

I originally posted this colour-coded keyboard layout for the Mycenaean Linear B syllabary in 2014, but it bears re-posting, because it is so very helpful to people learning how to type in Mycenaean Linear B. Simply right-click on the image of the keyboard above, then SAVE AS + whatever name you wish to give it, then print it out on your printer.

NOTE that it is vital that you download the Mycenaean  Linear B FONT before you can even use the Linear B keyboard! You can download the font from here:

font-downloads

You can also download several ancient Greek fonts from the same site, but I highly recommend you select the SPIonic font, as it is the one which was used by the Athenians in the fifth century BCE. However, the font as downloaded appears in both upper and lower case and features all of the Greek accents. The original Athenian alphabet was in upper case only.  

Mycenaean Greece & Linear B, our NEW Circle on Google +


Mycenaean Greece & Linear B, our NEW Circle on Google + Click to VISIT & Join:

Mycenaean Greece & Linear B Google +

Welcome to Mycenaean Greece & Linear B, our new Circle on Google +, and the only one of its kind. We shall be posting a great many Linear B tablets, photos, illustrations, tables, charts, graphics, etc. here so you will not want to miss our great new Google + Circle, and I suspect that many of you will certainly want to join. We shall also be posting information, photos and the like on Arcado-Cypriot Linear C, The Catalogue of Ships in Book II of the Iliad by Homer, ancient East Greek dialects (Mycenaean, Arcado-Cypriot, Aeolic, Ionic & Attic), and any other information we deem  relevant.

So if you are at all interested in these areas of interest and research into ancient Greek studies, linguistic or otherwise, and ancient Greece itself, you will probably want to join our circle.

Thanks

Richard

 

The First Ever KEYBOARD MAP for the Arcado-Cypriot TTF Font!


 

The First Ever KEYBOARD MAP for the Arcado-Cypriot TTF Font: Click to ENLARGE

Arcado-Cypriot Linear C Keyboard
This is the first time ever that anyone has posted the Keyboard Map or the Arcado-Cypriot TTF Font. As such, I reserve all rights for the map. If you wish to use this keyboard map, please feel free to do so, but since it is under international copyright, it is both illegal not to acknowledge the source, and ethical to acknowledge it. Since my copyright stamp is on the map, you will automatically be acknowledging it when you use it. However, anyone erasing the copyright restrictions will be subject to legal procedure. Please respect the work I have put into this map.

This month, I shall also release a Keyboard Map for both the Mycenaean Linear B & Arcado-Cypriot Linear C fonts, which will make the task of typing both fonts much easier for students and researchers of Mycenaean Linear B & Arcado-Cypriot Linear C.

In order to use the Linear C font, you must first download it at:

Arcado-Cypriot Linear C TTF
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Linear C Font Chart. This is the only site where you can find the Linear C Font in TTF format. All other sites provide it in UNICODE format, which is incompatible with Windows.

Thank you

Richard


 

Some Really Fine Twenty-First Century Translations of Homer’s Iliad


Some Really Fine Twenty-First Century Translations of Homer's Iliad

Be as it may, it is up to us in the early twenty-first century to rectify this pitiable state of affairs.

Here is at least one downloadable modern translation of the Iliad which really flies:

Homer Book I intro
You can download this translation in .PDF, Mobi, Epub, WORD or HTML here:

Homer - The Iliad - A new downloadable translation
Fortunately, there have been many truly fine translators of the Here are a few telling reviews of some of the best contemporary translations: click to READ

New Yorker

Library Thing
Take your choice.

Richard