Libraries in the Ancient World

Paperback | August 11, 2002

byLionel Casson

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Telling the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets, a renowned classicist takes readers on a lively tour from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East to the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries, explaining what books were acquired and how. Illustrations.

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Telling the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets, a renowned classicist takes readers on a lively tour from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East to the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome, down to the first Christian monastic libraries, explaining what books were acqu...

Lionel Casson, professor emeritus of classics at New York University has written many books on ancient maritime history and ancient travel.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 11, 2002Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300097212

ISBN - 13:9780300097214

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