By Jeffrey M. Hunt,R. Alden Smith,Fabio Stok,Craig W. Kallendorf
Writing down the epic stories of the Trojan battle and the wanderings of Odysseus in texts that turned the Iliad and the Odyssey was once a defining second within the highbrow historical past 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 possibly the 8th century BC live on throughout approximately 3 millennia, in order that this day humans can learn them electronically on a smartphone?
Classics from Papyrus to the Internet presents a clean, authoritative evaluate of the transmission and reception of classical texts from antiquity to the current. The authors start with a dialogue of historical literacy, e-book construction, papyrology, epigraphy, and scholarship, after which study how classical texts have been transmitted from the medieval interval in the course of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the trendy period. in addition they handle the query of reception, how succeeding generations spoke back to classical texts, protecting a few yet now not others. This sheds gentle at the origins of diverse scholarly disciplines that proceed to form our knowing of the prior, in addition to the decided attempt required to maintain the literary culture alive. As a source for college kids and students in fields reminiscent of classics, medieval stories, comparative literature, paleography, papyrology, and Egyptology, Classics from Papyrus to the Internet offers and discusses the main reference works and on-line expert instruments for learning literary transmission.
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Classics from Papyrus to the Internet: An Introduction to Transmission and Reception by Jeffrey M. Hunt,R. Alden Smith,Fabio Stok,Craig W. Kallendorf