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Published: 21 February 2019

240 Pages | 11


ISBN: 9780190915407

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Empire of Letters

Writing in Roman Literature and Thought from Lucretius to Ovid

Stephanie Ann Frampton

  • Presents new ways to imagine the history of the book within the context of the Roman Empire
  • A history of the Roman alphabet that explores how writing, as a tool, shaped the Roman imagination
  • A careful analysis of ancient texts that examines how Romans thought about the world, their work, and their identities