János Harmatta

The native form of this personal name is Harmatta János. This article uses the Western name order.

János Harmatta (2 October 1917 – 24 July 2004) was a Hungarian linguist. He deciphered the Parthian ostraca and papyri of Dura Europos and was the first to decipher a major Bactrian inscription.[1]

He taught as a professor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Literary works

References and sources

  1. Ritoók, Zsigmund. (1997) "The contribution of Hungary to international classical scholarship", Hungarian Studies, 12. Retrieved 12 March 2014. Archived 2014-03-07 at WebCite
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