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Cyrus H. Gordon (1908–2001)

Autor/a de Forgotten Scripts: Their Ongoing Discovery and Decipherment

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Cyrus Herzel Gordon, 1909 - 2001 Dr. Cyrus H. Gordon was born in 1909 in Philadelphia. He earned his bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate of Semitics. He is perhaps best known for his greatest scholarly achievement, a series of books on the on an mostra'n més ancient language known as Ugaritic. From 1956 to 1973, Gordon was a professor of Near East Studies at Brandeis University, and chairman of the department of Mediterranean Studies from 1958 to 1973. From '73 til '89, he was a professor of Hebrew Studies at New York University, which is eventually from where he retired. Along with his responsibilities as a professor, Gordon held the post of Director of N. Y. U.'s Center for Ebla Research. Gordon was considered a great scholar and an expert on ancient languages. His autobiography, "A Scholar's Odyssey" won an award from the Jewish Book Council. Gordon Died at his home in Massachusetts on March 30, 2001. mostra'n menys

Obres de Cyrus H. Gordon

The Ancient Near East (1965) 86 exemplars
Riddles in history (1974) 37 exemplars
Adventures in the nearest East (1937) 20 exemplars

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The author is expert linguist, famous for identifying the Minoan Linear A tablets from Cretee as Semitic. Explains the links between early Hebrew and Greek literatures.
Not only does Ugarit link Minos and the Hebrews, but Homer as well. This strongly reinforces the fact that until 1500 BC Greece, Ugarit, and Israel were all part of the same cultural sphere. Ironically, Ugarit broadens our horizons. [cf 7]
It is true that Israel did not produce a Parthenon, and "when did Greece bring forth an Isaiah?" But the Ugaritic epics "have unmistakable and organic parallels that link the pre-prophetic Hebrews with the pre-philosophical Greeks." [14]… (més)
 
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keylawk | Feb 4, 2007 |
Gordon is not your "arm-chair" archeologist; he is a well-travelled path marching to his own saxophone. Personable, brilliant, detail-oriented. Famous for facility with Ugaritic, the first language to use the alphabet we have today.
 
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keylawk | Feb 3, 2007 |
Edition: // Descr: 44 p. : ill. (plates I-XII) 28.5 cm. // Series: Call No. { } // John E. Rexine Library Donation //
 
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ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Linguistics Writing
 
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Budzul | May 31, 2008 |

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