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Ancient Literacy

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674033818

Publication Date: 10/01/1991


406 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 2 tables


Related Subjects

  • 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

Awards & Accolades

  • William V. Harris Is Recipient of the 2007 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award
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