Libraries in the ancient world

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Drawing on archeological finds, Casson (emeritus, classics, New York U.) traces in purportedly the first full-scale study of its kind the evolution of libraries from their third millennium B.C. debut in Near East palaces, through the Greek and Roman eras, to Christian monastic libraries of the 5-7th centuries. Illustrations in this fascinating read for general as well as scholarly bibliophiles feature book precursors, poetic graffiti exemplifying growing literacy, and famous library ruins/reconstructions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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physical xii, 177 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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subject_facet Libraries -- History -- To 400
table_of_contents The beginnings : the ancient Near East -- The beginnings : Greece -- The library of Alexandria -- The growth of libraries -- The beginnings : Rome -- Libraries of the Roman Empire : the city of Rome -- Libraries of the Roman Empire : outside the city of Rome -- From roll to codex -- Toward the Middle Ages.
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