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By Jeffrey M. Hunt,R. Alden Smith,Fabio Stok,Craig W. Kallendorf

ISBN-10: 147731301X

ISBN-13: 9781477313015

ISBN-10: 1477313028

ISBN-13: 9781477313022

Writing down the epic stories of the Trojan battle and the wanderings of Odysseus in texts that grew to become the Iliad and the Odyssey was once a defining second within the highbrow heritage of the West, a second from which many present conventions and attitudes towards books will be traced. yet how did texts initially written on papyrus in might be the 8th century BC live on throughout approximately 3 millennia, in order that at the present time humans can learn them electronically on a smartphone?

Classics from Papyrus to the Internet presents a clean, authoritative assessment of the transmission and reception of classical texts from antiquity to the current. The authors commence with a dialogue of historic literacy, e-book creation, papyrology, epigraphy, and scholarship, after which learn how classical texts have been transmitted from the medieval interval during the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the trendy period. in addition they handle the query of reception, taking a look at how succeeding generations replied to classical texts, holding a few yet no longer others. This sheds mild at the origins of diverse scholarly disciplines that proceed to form our figuring out of the earlier, in addition to the decided attempt required to maintain the literary culture alive. As a source for college students and students in fields similar to classics, medieval reports, comparative literature, paleography, papyrology, and Egyptology, Classics from Papyrus to the Internet provides and discusses the main reference works and on-line specialist instruments for learning literary transmission.

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