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Letter from John Chadwick re jar measurements and finds at Iolkos, 1956-11-03

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/4/1

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1956-11-03



1 leaf/leaves (1 airmail letter) : Paper

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Typescript on paper

Repository Details

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