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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 grew to become the Iliad and the Odyssey was once a defining second within the highbrow background of the West, a second from which many present conventions and attitudes towards books should be traced. yet how did texts initially written on papyrus in maybe the 8th century BC live to tell the tale 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 review of the transmission and reception of classical texts from antiquity to the current. The authors start with a dialogue of old literacy, ebook creation, papyrology, epigraphy, and scholarship, after which learn how classical texts have been transmitted from the medieval interval in the course of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the trendy period. additionally they tackle the query of reception, how succeeding generations spoke back to classical texts, keeping a few yet no longer others. This sheds gentle at the origins of diverse scholarly disciplines that proceed to form our figuring out of the prior, in addition to the made up our minds attempt required to maintain the literary culture alive. As a source for college kids and students in fields reminiscent of classics, medieval reports, comparative literature, paleography, papyrology, and Egyptology, Classics from Papyrus to the Internet provides and discusses the foremost reference works and on-line specialist instruments for learning literary transmission.

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