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Re: Kassi Script

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, June 13, 2004, 5:50
On Jun 13, 2004, at 7:44 AM, Ray Brown wrote:
> On Saturday, June 12, 2004, at 12:14 , Barbara Barrett wrote: >> Soory bout this; it got shuffled and I didn't notice till now. BB > [snip] >>> IIRC the Greeks had it both ways - attributing letters both to the >>> god >>> Hermes/Thoth and to an historical personage who's name escapes me >>> for the >>> moment ;-). > > Kadmos, king of Thebes (i.e. the Thebes in Boiotia, Grrece, not the > Thebes > in Egypt) - he was credited with introducing Phoenician letters to > Greece. > > Ray
Hmm... coincidence that the Semitic root /qdm/ can mean "ancient, east, forward"? -Stephen (Steg) "you're silwaan..."


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>Greeks & Phoenicians (was: Fw: Kassi Script)