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Author Bagnall, Roger S.

Title Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East / Roger S. Bagnall
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 179 pages) : illustrations
Series Sather classical lectures ; v. 69
Sather classical lectures ; v. 69
Contents Informal writing in a public place: the graffiti of Smyrna -- The ubiquity of documents in the Hellenistic East -- Documenting slavery in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt -- Greek and Coptic in late antique Egypt -- Greek and Syriac in the Roman Near East -- Writing on ostraca: a culture of potsherds?
Summary Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, the author, a leading papyrologist, argues that ordinary people - from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan - used writing in their daily lives far more extensively than has been recognized previously
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Coptic inscriptions -- Egypt.
Graffiti -- History.
Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri) -- Egypt.
Printed ephemera -- History.
Syriac language -- Texts.
Written communication -- Egypt -- History.
Written communication -- Middle East -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010023442
ISBN 0520948521 (electronic bk.)
9780520948525 (electronic bk.)