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By William A Johnson,Holt N Parker

ISBN-10: 0195340159

ISBN-13: 9780195340150

ISBN-10: 0199793980

ISBN-13: 9780199793983

Classicists were gradual to exploit the $64000 advances within the method that literacy is considered in different disciplines (including particularly cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology). however, historians of literacy proceed to depend on superseded paintings by way of classicists (mostly from the 1960's and 1970's) and feature little entry to the present reexamination of the traditional facts. This well timed quantity makes an attempt to formulate new fascinating methods of conversing concerning the complete thought of literacy within the historic world--literacy now not within the experience of even if 10% or 30% of individuals within the old international may well learn or write, yet within the feel of text-oriented occasions embedded in a selected socio-cultural context. the amount is meant as a discussion board during which chosen top students reconsider from the floor up how scholars of classical antiquity may well most sensible process the query of literacy some time past, and the way that research may materially intersect with alterations within the manner that literacy is now considered in different disciplines. the end result will supply readers new methods of puzzling over particular parts of "literacy" in antiquity, comparable to the character of private libraries, or what it skill to be a bookseller in antiquity; new constructionist questions, similar to what constitutes analyzing groups and the way they type themselves; new takes at the public sphere, similar to how literacy intersects with commercialism, or with using public areas, or with the development of civic identification; new essentialist questions, comparable to what "book" and "reading" characterize in antiquity, why literate cultures enhance, or why literate cultures topic. The publication derives from a convention (a Semple Symposium held in Cincinnati in April 2006) and contains new paintings from the main notable students of literacy in antiquity (e.g., Simon Goldhill, Joseph Farrell, Peter White, and Rosalind Thomas).

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