Text structure, content and quantities recorded on Linear B tablets PY Un 2, 6, 47, 138, 718, and 853 (banqueting lists) are presented and compared with Linear A tablets HT 23, 30, 38, and 114 and 121 (miscellaneous records) in order to recognize similarities and differences. The interpretation of HT 23 is the most doubtful: the presence of wheat, wine and perfumed oil and the amount of wine (ten units) might be suitable for a feast, but the quantity of wheat (less than one unit) seems too small (compare tables 2 and 3 in the paper). Furthermore, the reading of the ideogram for ox (b side line 2) is very uncertain and unknown commodities are too many to reach a secure conclusion. Nevertheless, the comparative study presented in this paper suggests that HT 30, 38, 114 and 121 are lists of banqueting foodstuff, drink and sacrificial animals, with the possible addition of ointments, cloth and vessels, which are products otherwise well documented in feasting contexts.

Linear A Banqueting Lists?

Barbara Montecchi
2012

Abstract

Text structure, content and quantities recorded on Linear B tablets PY Un 2, 6, 47, 138, 718, and 853 (banqueting lists) are presented and compared with Linear A tablets HT 23, 30, 38, and 114 and 121 (miscellaneous records) in order to recognize similarities and differences. The interpretation of HT 23 is the most doubtful: the presence of wheat, wine and perfumed oil and the amount of wine (ten units) might be suitable for a feast, but the quantity of wheat (less than one unit) seems too small (compare tables 2 and 3 in the paper). Furthermore, the reading of the ideogram for ox (b side line 2) is very uncertain and unknown commodities are too many to reach a secure conclusion. Nevertheless, the comparative study presented in this paper suggests that HT 30, 38, 114 and 121 are lists of banqueting foodstuff, drink and sacrificial animals, with the possible addition of ointments, cloth and vessels, which are products otherwise well documented in feasting contexts.
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