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Ancient literacies : the culture of reading in Greece and Rome

Author: William A Johnson
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 1. iss. as an Oxford Univ. Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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This volume attempts to formulate new interesting ways of talking about the entire concept of literacy in the ancient world - literacy not in the sense of whether 10% or 30% of people in the ancient world could read or write, but in the sense of text-oriented events embedded in a particular socio-cultural context.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Johnson
ISBN: 9780190261283 0190261285 9780199793983 0199793980
OCLC Number: 914716728
Description: 1 online resource (XV, 430 S. :) Ill., Kt.
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ABBREVIATIONS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; PART I SITUATING LITERACIES; PART II BOOKS AND TEXTS; PART III INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITIES; PART IV BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY; PART V EPILOGUE; INDEX LOCORUM; GENERAL INDEX
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