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Volume 5/1


Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications

Table of Contents, Vol. 5/1, 1978

Paper No.


99        Restored Greek Content of OPES 56 as deciphered by Fell. (3 pp) Linus Brunner 5/1-p 1
The author, a Fellow of the Society and an Emeritus Professor of Greek and Latin, supports Fell's decipherment of the Pujol inscription (Castellon de la Plana) as Greek. [Buchanan note: But the text was faulty! Fell made 9 errors in transcription in the first line alone!]

            Letter:Possible Georgian-Basque Affinities: a Georgian tablet from Spain. (3 pp) Julian G. Fernandez 5/1-p 4
Forwards an article in Georgian re Basque-Georgian similarities from publication "Motherland."

100      Etruscan (continued from OPES vol 4, no 88) (48 pp) Barry Fell 5/1-p 7
Decipherment of a number of important Etruscan inscriptions.
Results of the decipherment —Administration — Literature — Origin of the Petrarchian Sonnet — Religion of the Etruscans — Etruscan Legal Documents — The Resurrection Hymn — Funerary Phalluses and Their Texts — Other Funerary Inscriptions — The Toscanella Dice — Linguistic Relationships — Loan Vocabulary — Method of Decipherment — Tests for the Veracity of the Decipherment — Ventris' Rules — Pasteur's Test — Declension of the Personal Pronouns — Demonstratives — The Etruscan Verb — The Etruscan Noun — The Etruscan Adjective — Declension of Nouns — Vocabulary. 

101      Correspondence: (35 pp) 5/1-p 55
            Origin of the Polynesian Vocabulary (4 pp) Reuel Lochore
5/1-p 55
            States that Brunner's work supports that of Lochore and Fell re the homeland of Polynesians.
            America B.C. (3 pp) Harold S. Gladwin
5/1-p 59
            Calls it an important work.
            Expedicion Breogan (7 pp) Fernando Alonso Romero
5/1-p 61
            Curing Skins for a Celtic Vessel (2 pp) Santiago Domingues
5/1-p 68
            Information on a nautical experiment: crossing from Galicia to    Ireland in a leather & wicker craft.
            Sanskrit Roots in Western North America (1 p) Donald B. Lawrence & Makarand Jawadakar
5/1-p 73
            Presented at the World Sanskrit Conference in Paris, in June 1977: Sanskrit roots exist in Indian languages in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California.
            The Willard Stone (1 p) Gloria Farley
5/1-p 74
            Description (with a graphic) of a stone bearing a short inscription found near Willard, Missouri.
            Entdeckungen Amerikas v Chr. (2 pp) Linus Brunner
5/1-p 75
            A review, in German, of America BC.
            Ardmore Inscription (2 pp) Gloria Farley
5/1-p 75
            Report on an inscribed boulder found in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
            Tennessee Disk (2 pp) Gloria Farley
5/1-p 77
            Report on a small inscribed disk found along the Tennessee  River below Hiwasee Island (see ESOP 3.1, #57).
            The Tennessee Disk (6 pp) James E. Kelley
5/1-p 79
            Report on the disk from Tennessee (with a graphic). He suggests it is an amulet.
            Five-foot Ogam from Cimarron (2 pp) Gloria Farley
5/1-p 85
            Report on a long Ogam inscription in the Oklahoma panhandle, Cimarron site (a large eroded cave).
Analysis of Markings on the Tennessee Disk (4 pp) Rollin W. Gillespie
5/1-p 86
            Suggests that the disk may be a device to predict eclipses.

102      Pre-Columbian Inscriptions  (8 pp) Gloria Farley 5/1-p 90
            Discusses the Pontotoc Stone, the Cimarron Site, & other Okla- homa inscriptions as well as the Tennessee disk and an Arkansas coin.

103      Anubis and Placental "Dogs"  (4 pp) Clyde Keeler 5/1-p 98
Discussion and comparison of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek & Amerindian mythology re the Underworld.

104      Denomination of Cardinal Points  (4 pp) Linus Brunner 5/1-p 102
Different ways of naming the cardinal points in human speech.

105      Computerization of Consonantal Frequency. (3 pp) Sentiel Rommel 5/1-p 106
            Describes a computer program which will plot a frequency spectrograph of the consonants in a language.

106      Alphabets of the Berbers (4 pp) Daniel G. Brinton 5/1-p 109
Describes the alphabets in use by modern Berbers.

            The Rumney New Hampshire Inscribed Blue Stone Bead. (1 p) Lynn Chong 5/1-p 112
The writer suggests that the bead might have been a surveyor's tool for the laying out of ancient worship sites.


On the Cover

The new decipherments of Etruscan disclose that much of our modern law descends from Etruria. The illustration shows a portion of the text (reading right to left) of the Laws on burglary, engraved on a stone stele at Volterra, Italy. On the same stone, reference is made to a Jury of Twelve. See article 100 in this issue.


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