By William A Johnson,Holt N Parker

Classicists were gradual to use the $64000 advances within the manner that literacy is seen in different disciplines (including particularly cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology). however, historians of literacy proceed to depend on outmoded paintings by way of 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 attention-grabbing methods of conversing concerning the whole notion of literacy within the historical world--literacy no longer within the feel of even if 10% or 30% of individuals within the historical global may possibly learn or write, yet within the feel of text-oriented occasions embedded in a selected socio-cultural context. the quantity is meant as a discussion board during which chosen top students reconsider from the floor up how scholars of classical antiquity may possibly most sensible technique the query of literacy long ago, and the way that research may well materially intersect with adjustments within the approach that literacy is now considered in different disciplines. the end result will supply readers new methods of puzzling over particular parts of "literacy" in antiquity, reminiscent of the character of non-public libraries, or what it potential to be a bookseller in antiquity; new constructionist questions, similar to what constitutes analyzing groups and the way they model themselves; new takes at the public sphere, corresponding to how literacy intersects with commercialism, or with using public areas, or with the development of civic id; new essentialist questions, comparable to what "book" and "reading" symbolize in antiquity, why literate cultures improve, or why literate cultures subject. The ebook derives from a convention (a Semple Symposium held in Cincinnati in April 2006) and contains new paintings from the main remarkable students of literacy in antiquity (e.g., Simon Goldhill, Joseph Farrell, Peter White, and Rosalind Thomas).

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