Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

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Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world-that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution-has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that ordinary people-from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan-used writing in their daily lives far more extensively than has been recognized. Marshalling new and little-known evidence, including remarkable… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (December 06, 2010)

Collection: Sather Classical Lectures

Format: EPUB

Page count: 200 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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