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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 real advances within the approach that literacy is seen in different disciplines (including particularly cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology). however, historians of literacy proceed to depend upon outmoded paintings via 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 speaking in regards to the complete suggestion of literacy within the historical world--literacy no longer within the feel of no matter if 10% or 30% of individuals within the historic global may possibly learn or write, yet within the experience of text-oriented occasions embedded in a selected socio-cultural context. the amount is meant as a discussion board within which chosen prime students reconsider from the floor up how scholars of classical antiquity could top strategy the query of literacy some time past, and the way that research could materially intersect with adjustments within the method that literacy is now considered in different disciplines. the outcome will provide readers new methods of puzzling over particular components of "literacy" in antiquity, similar to the character of private libraries, or what it potential to be a bookseller in antiquity; new constructionist questions, akin to what constitutes studying groups and the way they model themselves; new takes at the public sphere, resembling how literacy intersects with commercialism, or with using public areas, or with the development of civic id; new essentialist questions, equivalent to what "book" and "reading" symbolize in antiquity, why literate cultures advance, or why literate cultures subject. The booklet derives from a convention (a Semple Symposium held in Cincinnati in April 2006) and comprises new paintings from the main impressive students of literacy in antiquity (e.g., Simon Goldhill, Joseph Farrell, Peter White, and Rosalind Thomas).

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