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Ancient literacy

Author: William V Harris
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

W. V. Harris provides the first thorough exploration of the levels, types, and functions of literacy in the classical world, from the invention of the Greek alphabet about 800 B.C. down to the fifth  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William V Harris
ISBN: 0674033809 9780674033801 0674033817 9780674033818
OCLC Number: 19625014
Description: xv, 383 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One. Introduction : 1. Levels of Greek and Roman literacy --
2. The functions of literacy in the Greco-Roman world --
Part Two. The literacy and illiteracy of the Greeks : 3. The spread of literacy in archaic times --
4. The classical growth of literacy and its limits --
5. The Hellenistic state and elementary education --
Part Three. Literacy and illiteracy in the Roman world : 6. Archaic Italy and the middle republic --
7. The late republic and the high empire, 100 B.C. --
250 A.D. --
8. Literacy in late antiqity --
Responsibility: William V. Harris.


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