Roman Book

ISBN-10: 0715638297
ISBN-13: 9780715638293
Edition: 2009
Authors: Rex Winsbury
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Duckworth Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

REX WINSBURY'S career was in publishing, working for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and the BBC among others; he has also taught at the City University, Imperial College and Birkbeck College, London.

Editor's Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Myths and anachronisms: the need for a new look at Roman Publishing
What was the Roman book?
Format wars: scroll v. codex, papyrus v. parchment, pagan v. Christian
Don't mess up the aesthetics: marching columns and rivers of letters
Did the medium shape the message? Deciphering the author's intent
Deconstructing the Roman book trade
Atticus and Co. -Roman publishers?
Bookshops and copyshops: a trip to Rome's Argiletum and Sigillaria
Books for looks: the library shelves as imperial patronage
What the Latin tells us
Slavery as the enabling infrastructure of Roman literature
Getting into circulation: from private space to public space
Texts in an oral/aural society
Effecte! Graviter! Cito! Nequiture! Euge! Beate!: the recitatio as act of publication
Literature of the voice: 'toss me a coin and I'll tell you a golden story'
The perils of publishing
The battle for survival: mice and worms, plagiarism and posterity
Bookburning and treason: 'a time of savagery even in peace'
Gluing it all together
Scripts for all classes: the theatre of Rome, Rome as theatre
A unitary culture: elite self-definition and Romanitas for all
Roman shorthand: a note on Tiro
Poetic postures: toto notus in orbe?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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