Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

by Lionel Casson
     
 

The first libraries appeared in the Near East in the third millennium BC and continued to flourish throughout antiquity. This attractive study draws on a variety of sources to discuss library buildings, holdings, systems, users and patrons and explores the relationship between libraries and education, literacy and leisure.See more details below

Overview

The first libraries appeared in the Near East in the third millennium BC and continued to flourish throughout antiquity. This attractive study draws on a variety of sources to discuss library buildings, holdings, systems, users and patrons and explores the relationship between libraries and education, literacy and leisure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097214
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,415,574
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Maps
1The Beginnings: The Ancient Near East1
2The Beginnings: Greece17
3The Library of Alexandria31
4The Growth of Libraries48
5The Beginnings: Rome61
6Libraries of the Roman Empire: The City of Rome80
7Libraries of the Roman Empire: Outside the City of Rome109
8From Roll to Codex124
9Toward the Middle Ages136
Abbreviations147
Notes149
List of Illustrations167
Index171

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