Chadwick, John, 1920 -1998 (classical philologist, lexicographer and Linear B scholar)
- Existence: 1920 - 1998
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Chadwick: The Papers of John Chadwick (1920-1998), classical philologist, lexicographer and scholar of Linear B
Wace reports the measurements of giant stirrup jars from Zygouries. He agrees that the Iolkos finds are very important. He then recounts recent discoveries by Marinatos, including beads, seals, daggers, swords, and pottery at a beehive tomb. He discusses the archaeologists reviewing Chadwick's Documents, before mentioning the Michael Ventris Memorial. He ends by discussing some recently published papers.
Chadwick mentions tributes to Michael Ventris. He writes that the measurements of jars will be useful for the second edition of Documents. The average of 12.39 litres matches the value proposed for the liquid unit. He then says that Theocharis's finds at Iolkos support his own linguistic arguments about the preservation of the epic tradition. Homeric epic seems to have been preserved in Thessaly. He ends by dismissing Marinatos's writing on the Cadmeian letters.
Chadwick thanks Wace for the jar measurements and suggests a thorough investigation of the different sizes and their relations to metric signs. He then discusses responses to Documents, focusing on Beattie's refusal to accept that Linear B is Greek. He ends with a discussion of some tablet fragments found at Knossos, which list types of armour and suggests Greek equivalents for some Linear B terms.