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Readers and Reading Culture is an engaging work of cultural history. Johnson weighs evidence, allows for the idealizing or satirical slants of the texts and draws conclusions about real societies. -Gail Trimble, The Times Literary Supplement

Readers and Reading Culture is an engaging work of cultural history. -Gail Trimble, The Times Literary Supplement. Overall, Johnson has produced a fascinating and useful study looking at not just the words authors have written, but what they are trying to produce through their writings.

Readers & Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire. Other books in the series. Classical Culture and Society (8 books). Books by William A. Johnson. 0195176405 (ISBN13: 9780195176407). I really appreciated how Johnson locates reading within the various social contexts it took place via close readings of books and treatises that discuss the practices surrounding reading.

Johnson's book is a prime example of elitist accomplishment today. It is a book for specialists, not the general public, not even a person versed in Roman history and schooled in the contemporary canon of great books. There is little of Vergil or Ovid here, much of Pliny, Aulus Gellius, Fronto, Lucian and other, lesser known, authors. A basic understanding of Greek and Latin is presupposed, so too an ease with the conventions of scholarly citation. To the average, educated reader this book would likely be as obscure as some of the Oxyrhynchus papyri are to its author.

Classical History, Classical Civilisation. William A. Johnson is Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University. Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire : A Study of Elite Communities. Classical Culture and Society. this book deserves to find a wide readership - and not only within the narrow reading communities of professional classicists and historians. Charles W. Henrick, Sehepunkte An engaging work of cultural history. Gail Trimble, Times Literary Supplement a fascinating and useful study Francesca Sapsford, Rosetta show more.

High Roman Empire, William Johnson examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome.

In Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire, William Johnson examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome. Johnson then moves on to explore elite reading during the era of the Antonines, including the medical community around Galen, the philological community around Gellius and Fronto (with a look at the curious reading habits of Fronto's pupil Marcus Aurelius), and the intellectual communities lampooned by the satirist Lucian.

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Readers and Reading Culture is an engaging work of cultural history.

Автор: Johnson William A Название: Readers and Reading Culture in the High .

Описание: Themes in Roman Society and Culture is a contributed volume that provides a thematic introduction to fundamental aspects of Roman society-its composition, institutions, structures, and cultural products-with major focus on the period 200 BCE to 200 CE.

Home Browse Books Book details, Readers and Reading Culture in the High . Books and Readers in Ancient Greece and Rome By Frederic G. Kenyon The Clarendon Press, 1932.

Home Browse Books Book details, Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman. Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities. By William A. The investigation proceeds in case-study fashion using the principal surviving witnesses, beginning with the communities of Pliny and Tacitus (with a look at Pliny's teacher, Quintilian) from the time of the emperor Trajan.

In Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire, William Johnson examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome. The investigation proceeds in case-study fashion using the principal surviving witnesses, beginning with the communities of Pliny and Tacitus (with a look at Pliny's teacher, Quintilian) from the time of the emperor Trajan. Johnson then moves on to explore elite reading during the era of the Antonines, including the medical community around Galen, the philological community around Gellius and Fronto (with a look at the curious reading habits of Fronto's pupil Marcus Aurelius), and the intellectual communities lampooned by the satirist Lucian. Along the way, evidence from the papyri is deployed to help to understand better and more concretely both the mechanics of reading, and the social interactions that surrounded the ancient book. The result is a rich cultural history of individual reading communities that differentiate themselves in interesting ways even while in aggregate showing a coherent reading culture with fascinating similarities and contrasts to the reading culture of today.
Readers and Reading Culture in the Early Roman Empire (Classical Culture and Society) download epub
Author: William A. Johnson
ISBN: 0195176413
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Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 272 pages