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Ancient literacies : the culture of reading in Greece and Rome

Author: William A Johnson; Holt N Parker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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List of Illustrations Abbreviations List of Contributors 1. Introduction PART I Situating Literacies 2. Writing, Reading, Public and Private "Literacies": Functional Literacy and Democratic Literacy in Greece 3. Literacy or Literacies in Ancient Rome? 4. Reading, Hearing, and Looking at Ephesos 5. The Anecdote: Exploring the Boundaries between Oral and Literate Performance in the Second Sophistic 6. Situating  Read more...
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Ancient literacies.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008020329
(OCoLC)228631654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Johnson; Holt N Parker
ISBN: 9780199712861 0199712867 128193092X 9781281930927 9780199793983 0199793980
OCLC Number: 311051952
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 430 p.) : ill.
Contents: Writing, reading, public and private "literacies" : functional literacy and democratic literacy in Greece / Rosalind Thomas --
Literacy or literacies in Rome? / Greg Woolf --
Reading, hearing, and looking at Ephesos / Barbara Burrell --
The anecdote : exploring the boundaries between oral and literate performance in the second sophistic / Simon Goldhill --
Situating literacy at Rome / Thomas Habinek --
The corrupted boy and the crowned poet : or, the material reality and the symbolic status of the literary book at Rome / Florence Dupont --
The impermament text in Catullus and other Roman poets / Joseph Farrell --
Books and reading Latin poetry / Holt N. Parker --
Papyrological evidence for book collections and libraries in the Roman empire / George W. Houston --
Bookshops in the literary culture of Rome / Peter White --
Literary literacy in Roman Pompeii : the case of Vergil's Aeneid / Kristina Milnor --
Constructing elite reading communities in the high empire / William A. Johnson --
Literacy studies in classics : the last twenty years / Shirley Werner --
Why literacy matters, then and now / David R. Olson.
Responsibility: edited by William A. Johnson and Holt N. Parker.
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contains many fascinating contributions... many of the chapters include attractive figures, drawings, photographs, and diagrams. Curtis Dozier, Bryn Mawr Classical Review Lest we neglect the obvious Read more...

 
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