• The Wanassa and the Damokoro: a new interpretation of a Linear B text from Pylos

    Author(s):
    Jorrit Kelder (see profile) , Marco Poelwijk
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology, Late Bronze Age Mediterranean, Hittitology, Ancient Greek
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/8pzv-7064
    Abstract:
    This paper aims to highlight a number of problems involved with current interpretations and identifications of persons in Ta 711, a Linear B tablet from the Mycenaean palace of Pylos, which records a number of objects that were presented on the occasion of the appointment of a da- mo-ko-ro. Contrary to current thinking, we argue that Pu2-ke-qi- ri, the person who appears to have recorded or received the gifts listed in this tablet, was not necessarily a male, and that an argument can be made that this person was attached to the household of the Queen. In addition, we propose that the da- mo-ko-ro, the official whose appointment is mentioned in the same text, may be compared to the Hittite LÚ.MEŠ AGRIG, the keeper of royal storerooms.
    Notes:
    https://grbs.library.duke.edu/article/view/15707
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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