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John Chadwick (21 May 192024 November 1998) was an English linguist and classical scholar most famous for his role in deciphering Linear B, along with Michael Ventris. May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Linguistics is the scientific study of language. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... This article is about the ancient syllabary. ... [[1]] Michael George Francis Ventris (July 12, 1922–September 6, 1956) was an English architect and classical scholar, who along with John Chadwick was responsible for the decipherment of Linear B. Michael Ventris was educated in Switzerland and at Stowe School, housed in a magnificent 18th century country house. ...


He was born in London and educated at St Paul's School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and he served as an officer the Royal Navy's Special Branch during the Second World War. St Pauls School St Pauls School is a boys public school. ... Full name The College of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cambridge Motto There is a toast, Floreat antiqua domus (May the old house flourish), from which the colleges nickname, Old House, is derived Named after The citys Guilds of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


After the war he married, and he was on the staff of the Oxford Classical Dictionary before beginning a Classics lectureship at Cambridge in 1952. That year he began working with Ventris on the progressive decipherment of Linear B, the two writing Documents in Mycenean Greek in 1956 following a controversial first paper three years earlier. Chadwick's philological skills were applied to Ventris' initial theory that Linear B was an early form of Greek rather than another Mediterranean language. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. ...


After Ventris' death Chadwick became the figurehead of the Linear B work, writing the accessible popular book The Decipherment of Linear B in 1958 and revising Documents in Mycenean Greek in 1978. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


He retired in 1984, by which time he had become the Perceval Maitland Laurence Reader in Classics at Cambridge. He continued his scholarship until his death, being an active member of several prestigious international societies and writing numerous popular and academic articles. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Publications

  • Chadwick, John (1958). The Decipherment of Linear B. Second edition (1990). Cambridge UP. ISBN 0-521-39830-4.
  • Chadwick, John (1976). The Mycenaean World. Cambridge UP. ISBN 0-521-29037-6.
  • Ventris, Michael and Chadwick, John (1956). Documents in Mycenaean Greek. Second edition (1974). Cambridge UP. ISBN 0-521-08558-6.

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John Chadwick - definition of John Chadwick - Labor Law Talk Dictionary (258 words)
John Chadwick (21 May 1920 - 24 November 1998) was a British linguist and classical scholar most famous for his role in deciphering Linear B along with with Michael Ventris.
Chadwick's philological skills were applied to Ventris' initial theory that Linear B was an early form of Greek rather than another Mediterranean language.
After Ventris' death Chadwick became the sole figurehead of the Linear B work, writing the accessible popular book The Decipherment of Linear B in 1958 and revising Documents in Mycenean Greek in 1978.
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