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  • The characters of the syllabary were all arranged and named, and elaborate lists of them were drawn up. The literature was for the most part inscribed with a metal stylus on tablets of clay, called laterculae coctiles by Pliny; the papyrus which seems to have been also employed has perished.
  • It is doubtful ness, smallness whether they classified the signs of the huge hieroglyphic syllabary with any strictness.
  • The Ethiopic system is thus rather a syllabary than an alphabet.
  • Yet, even in those days, the Babylonian syllabary continued to be a mixture of ideographic and phonetic writing.
  • From the fact that upon the Galassi vase (unearthed at Cervetri, but probably a�product of Caere), which is now in the Gregorian Museum of the Vatican, a syllabary is found along with one of the most archaic Greek alphabets, and that a similar combination was found upon the wall of a tomb at Colle, near Siena, it has been argued that syllabic preceded alphabetic writing in Italy.