Ventris

Ventris

Michael George Francis Ventris (* 12. Juli 1922; † 6. September 1956) war ein englischer Architekt und Sprachwissenschaftler.

Leistungen

Ventris hatte 1952 zusammen mit John Chadwick die Linear B, eine in der mykenischen und minoischen Kultur verbreitete Schrift, entziffert und dabei festgestellt, dass die damit aufgezeichnete Sprache der älteste bekannte griechische Dialekt war.

Im Alter von 34 Jahren starb Michael Ventris am 6. September 1956 an den Folgen eines Verkehrsunfalles.

Literatur

  • John Chadwick: The Decipherment of Linear B. Cambridge University Press, 1958. ISBN 0-521-39830-4 (paperback).



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