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Author Bagnall, Roger S.,
Title Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East / Roger S. Bagnall.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.

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Series Sather classical lectures ; v. 69
Sather classical lectures ; v. 69.
Subject Written communication -- Egypt -- History.
Written communication -- Middle East -- History.
Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri) -- Egypt.
Printed ephemera -- History.
Graffiti -- History.
Ostraka.
Coptic inscriptions -- Egypt.
Syriac language -- Texts.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 179 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-174) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520948525 (electronic bk.)
0520948521 (electronic bk.)
1283277697
9781283277693
9780520267022
0520267028
OCLC # 703168400
Additional Format Print version: Bagnall, Roger S. Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011 9780520267022 (DLC) 2010023442 (OCoLC)642351602