Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries in the Ancient World

By (author) Lionel Casson


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This work tells the story of Ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a new phenomenon. Classicist Lionel Casson takes us on a tour from the royal libraries of the Ancient Near East, through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries. He explains what books were acquired and how, who read them, how they were organized, and more.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • 15 Aug 2002
  • Yale University Press
  • New Haven
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 30 b/w illus.
  • 0300097212
  • 9780300097214
  • 273,841

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