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Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East

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This paperback book is in 'As new' condition save for some minor shelf-wear to the cover. All pages are clean and bright.

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 graffiti recently discovered in Smyrna, Bagnall presents a fascinating analysis of writing in different segments of society. His book offers a new picture of literacy in the ancient world in which Aramaic rivals Greek and Latin as a great international language, and in which many other local languages develop means of written expression alongside these metropolitan tongues.

Item details

Author(s):
Roger S. Bagnall
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 22.5 x 1 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520275799
ISBN-13:
9780520275799
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East

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This paperback book is in 'As new' condition save for some minor shelf-wear to the cover. All pages are clean and bright.

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 graffiti recently discovered in Smyrna, Bagnall presents a fascinating analysis of writing in different segments of society. His book offers a new picture of literacy in the ancient world in which Aramaic rivals Greek and Latin as a great international language, and in which many other local languages develop means of written expression alongside these metropolitan tongues.

Author(s):
Roger S. Bagnall
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 22.5 x 1 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520275799
ISBN-13:
9780520275799
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East

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