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Phaos
Thursday, November 25th, 2004, 06:20 AM
Does the script below look runic? Well it has some similarities. But it's only a reconstruction ( with minor alterations ) by Ross G. Arthur of what the first "edition" of Homer's Iliad would look like back in the 7th century B.C., when it was recorded in writing for the first time ( officially ) in ancient Athens.
The script is Attic Boustrophedon.

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=26952&stc=1

Dr. Solar Wolff
Thursday, November 25th, 2004, 07:42 AM
Weren't the runes invented about the time of Homer or even later? If so, one could not have influenced the other because of the distance involved. Perhaps the basic letters had some similarity but so did the written language invented by the American Indian Sequoia who used European lettering as a model.

Waldgeist
Thursday, November 25th, 2004, 11:58 AM
I know pretty much about the Runes and I had old Greek as a subject in highschool, so I could not mistake these symbols for Runes. But they do have some similarities, someone who is not familiar with the Runic or old Greek script, could mistake them.