Title: Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece
Author: Harvey Yunis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2003-02-24
Number Of Pages: 272
The landmark developments of Greek culture and the critical works of Greek thought and literature were accompanied by an explosive growth in the use of written texts from the sixth through the fourth centuries B.C.E. The creation of the “classical” and the perennial use of Greece by later European civilizations as a source of knowledge and inspiration would not have taken place without the textual innovations of the classical period. This book considers how writing, reading, and disseminating texts led to new ways of thinking and new forms of expression and behavior.
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