Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

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  1. 2012-04-17

    The Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet: An example among the alphabetic writing systems of the II mill. B.C.

    Paolo Merlo

    After a brief presentation of the alphabetic writing systems used in the 2nd millennium B.C. in the Levant regions, I will present the cuneiform writing system of Ugarit and its main features. Then I will offer a concise survey of the Ugaritic language in the context of the other Northwest Semitic languages, as well as a short excursus on the various genres of Ugaritic texts and their spatial distribution. The material presented can be downloaded here.