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Lists of Books Preserved on Papyrus

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Egyptian library history and specifically looks at lists on papyri. Papyrus fragments found in Oxyrhynchus suggest that men and women had access to a wide range of literary ... More


The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores volumes retrieved from the Villa of the Papyri. The collection of book rolls found here is composed of around 600 to 1,000 rolls, most of them were about 150 years old at the ... More


The Book Collections of Oxyrhynchus

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes collections of letters and accounts discovered by British papyrologists Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt. It also examines two other collections from Oxyrhynchus: astronomical ... More


Conclusion

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the questions posed in the beginning of the book and the plausible answers to them. It presents a wide range of responses regarding this study and summarizes the important ... More


Introduction

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides an outline of how the Roman-era book collections came into existence and the factors that gave them longevity. In looking through book collections in the Roman world, the ... More


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