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Ancient Literacy

ISBN-10: 0674033817

ISBN-13: 9780674033818

Edition: 1989

Authors: William V. Harris

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The subject of this study is in any case the literacy of the Greeks and Romans from the time when the former were first provably able to write a non-syllabic script, in the eighth century B.C., until the fifth century A.D.
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Book details

List price: $45.50
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

William V. Harris is Shepherd Professor of History at Columbia University and Director of the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean.

Abbreviations
Introduction
Levels of Greek and Roman Literacy
The Functions of Literacy in the Graeco-Roman World
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
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