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Ancient Literacies
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List of Illustrations Abbreviations List of Contributors 1- Introduction PART I Situating Literacies 2- Writing, Reading, Public and Private "Literacies": Functional Literacy and Democratic Literacy in Greece 3- Literacy or Literacies in Ancient Rome? 4- Reading, Hearing, and Looking at Ephesos 5- The Anecdote: Exploring the Boundaries between Oral and Literate Performance in the Second Sophistic 6- Situating Literacy at Rome PART II Books and Texts 7- The Corrupted Boy and the Crowned Poet or the Material Reality and the Symbolic Status of the Literary Book at Rome 8- The Impermanent Text in Catullus and Other Roman Poets 9- Books and Reading Latin Poetry PART III Institutions and Communities 10- Papyrological Evidence for Book Collections and Libraries in the Roman Empire 11- Bookshops in the Literary Culture of Rome 12- Literary Literacy in Roman Pompeii: the Case of Virgil's Aeneid 13- Constructing Elite Reading Communities in the High Empire PART IV Bibliographical Essay 14- Literacy Studies in Classics: The Last Twenty Years PART V Epilogue 15- Why Literacy Matters, Then and Now (May 30, 2006) Index locorum General Index

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William A Johnson is Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University. He is the author of Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire. Holt N. Parker is Professor of Classics, University of Cincinnati.

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"Wide-ranging collection, which contains many fascinating contributions." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review "The strength of this collection is in the learning on display in the articles and the attention it pays to situating itself in the scholarly tradition." --Classical Journal

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