Phrasikleia: An Anthropology of Reading in Ancient Greece - Myth and Poetics (Paperback)
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Phrasikleia: An Anthropology of Reading in Ancient Greece - Myth and Poetics (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 26/04/1993
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First published in French in 1988, this extraordinary book traces the meaning and function of reading from its very beginnings in Greek oral culture through the development of silent reading.

One of the most haunting early examples of Greek alphabetical writing appears on the life-sized Archaic funerary statue of a young girl. The inscription speaks for Phrasikleia, who "shall always be called maiden," for she has received this name from the gods instead of marriage.

Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801497520
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

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