Ancient Literacy
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Ancient Literacy

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ISBN-13:
9780674033818
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.10.1991
Seiten:
406
Autor:
William Harris
Gewicht:
572 g
Format:
233x155x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

* Abbreviations Part One: Introduction * Levels of Greek and Roman Literacy * The Functions of Literacy in the Graeco-Roman World Part Two: The Literacy and Illiteracy of the Greeks * The Spread of Literacy in Archaic Times * The Classical Growth of Literacy and Its Limits * The Hellenistic State and Elementary Education Part Three: Literacy and Illiteracy in the Roman World * Archaic Italy and the Middle Republic * The Late Republic and the High Empire, 100 B.C.-250 A.D. * Literacy in Late Antiquity * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index
An examination of how many people could read and write in the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans. Harris traces the partial transition to written culture, demonstrating continued reliance on oral communication. He also explores the role of literacy as an instrument of power.