Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece

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Author  Rosalind Thomas
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   September 25, 1992
ISBN  0521377420
Pages  216

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This book explores the role of written and oral communication in Greece and is the first systematic and sustained treatment at this level. It examines the recent theoretical debates about literacy and orality and explores the uses of writing and oral communication, and their interaction, in ancient Greece. It sets the significance of written and oral communication as much as possible in their social and historical context, and stresses the specifically Greek characteristics in their use. It draws together the results of recent studies and suggests further avenues of inquiry. All ancient evidence is translated.

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