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A Scholar's Odyssey
This book is, as Cyrus H. Gordon (1908-2001) himself notes in the introduction, an 'autobiographical sketch'. He only just completed it as sadly he died in March 2001. At 149 pages, including bibliography and index, I am sure that his many admirers and ex-students would wish it to be about five times longer, but Gordon himself would probably have said that his many publications and other works shall speak for him. Perhaps the best known of these w...
Forgotten Scripts: Their Ongoing Discovery and Decipherment
The first edition of this book was published in 1968, the second in 1982. The inimitable Professor Gordon (1908-2001) calls on all his professional experience, which is second to none, in wartime cryptography, archaeology, and ancient languages to explain the recovery of the literature of the ancient Near East (ANE). His vast range of knowledge is brought to bear, explaining how scholars in the last two centuries have decrypted and translated Egyptian hi...
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