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Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Author: Roger S Bagnall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.; Sather classical lectures, v. 69.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of writing in different segments of society. This book offers a picture of literacy in the ancient world in which Aramaic rivals Greek and Latin as a great international  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger S Bagnall
ISBN: 9780520267022 0520267028 9780520275799 0520275799
OCLC Number: 642351602
Description: xiv, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Informal writing in a public place: the graffiti of Smyrna --
The ubiquity of documents in the Hellenistic East --
Documenting slavery in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt --
Greek and Coptic in late antique Egypt --
Greek and Syriac in the Roman Near East --
Writing on ostraca: a culture of potsherds?
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.; Sather classical lectures, v. 69.
Responsibility: Roger S. Bagnall.

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"Illuminating... There is little to critique in this engaging contribution from a seasoned papyrologist and ancient historian." -- Brent Nongbri Prudential

 
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