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Wax tablets of the mind : cognitive studies of memory and literacy in classical antiquity

Author: Jocelyn Penny Small
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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This text argues that literacy is a complex combination of various skills, not just the ability to read and write: the technology of writing, the encoding and decoding of text symbols, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Small, Jocelyn Penny, 1945-
Wax tablets of the mind.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 96037725
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jocelyn Penny Small
ISBN: 0203441605 9780203441602
OCLC Number: 252916471
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 377 pages)
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part 1. Logistics of the Classical Literate 1. Memory for Words 2. Ancient Books 3. "Publication" 4. The Organization of Collections 5. Retrieval: Documents and Texts 6. The Cognitive Development of the Muses Part 2: The Historical Development of Ancient Memory Techniques 7. The Greek Methods 8. The Roman Contribution 9. Other Advice for Improving Memory Part 3: Writing Habits of the Literate 10. Tools of the Trade 11. Research Techniques 12. Composing the Work 13. Types of Works or Genres 14. Indirect Applications of the Art of Memory Conclusion. Select Bibliography and Abbreviations. Index Locorum. Index.
Responsibility: Jocelyn Penny Small.

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