The Resource Literacy and orality in ancient Greece, Rosalind Thomas

Literacy and orality in ancient Greece, Rosalind Thomas

Label
Literacy and orality in ancient Greece
Title
Literacy and orality in ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the role of written and oral communication in Greece, and is the first systematic and sustained treatment at this level. The subject of literacy is very hard to think about objectively, and extensive oral communication is commonly regarded merely as a feature of the primitive. Ancient Greece challenges many of our assumptions about both and is receiving increased attention from scholars. Rosalind Thomas examines the recent theoretical debates about literacy and orality and explores the uses of writing and oral communication, and their interaction, in ancient Greece. She is concerned to set the significance of written and oral communication as much as possible in their social and historical context, and to stress the specifically Greek characteristics in their use, arguing that the functions of literacy and orality are often fluid and culturally determined. Her book draws together the results of recent studies and suggests further avenues of enquiry. Individual chapters deal with (among other things) the role of writing in archaic Greece, oral poetry, the visual and monumental impact of writing, the performance and oral transmission even of written texts, and the use of writing by the city-states; there is an epilogue on Rome. All ancient evidence is translated and there are illustrations. Students of ancient history and classics, and anyone interested in literacy and orality, will find this book of importance to them
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Rosalind
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA227
LC item number
.T46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek language
  • Greek language
  • Oral communication
  • Oral tradition
  • Language and culture
  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Grec (Langue)
  • Communication écrite
  • Tradition orale
  • Langage et culture
  • Alphabétisation
  • Écriture
  • Civilization
  • Greek language
  • Greek language
  • Language and culture
  • Literacy
  • Oral communication
  • Oral tradition
  • Writing
  • Schrijven
  • Mondelinge literatuur
  • Grieks
  • Historia antiga
  • Comunicacao (aspectos sociais)
  • Tradicao oral
  • Langage et culture
  • Communication orale
  • Communication écrite
  • Grec (langue)
  • Alphabétisation
  • Greece
  • Grèce
  • Greece
Label
Literacy and orality in ancient Greece, Rosalind Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780521373463
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91037416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24630791
  • (OCoLC)ocm24630791
Label
Literacy and orality in ancient Greece, Rosalind Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780521373463
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91037416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24630791
  • (OCoLC)ocm24630791

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