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Il Laboratorio di Scienze dell’ Antichità

Sezione Informatica per le Lingue Antiche

February 18th 2011

Edessa to Xi'an: origin and developments of the Syriac script

Emiliano Fiori

The relevance of Syriac lies in its long history, continuing up to the present, in its diffusion and influence all over Asia and in its importance as the language in which a great theological output came to life. In this seminar we will sketch the main lines of the development of this script, which led to a wide graphic articulation; we will provide a short overview of some inscriptions witnessing to earliest stages of the script, and of the online resources on which scholars can currently rely for the study of the language.

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