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The Resource Inside Roman libraries : book collections and their management in antiquity, George W. Houston

Inside Roman libraries : book collections and their management in antiquity, George W. Houston

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Inside Roman libraries : book collections and their management in antiquity
Title
Inside Roman libraries
Title remainder
book collections and their management in antiquity
Statement of responsibility
George W. Houston
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Libraries of the ancient world have long held a place in the public imagination. Even in antiquity, the library at Alexandria was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little research to discover what was inside these libraries, how the collections came into being and evolved, and who selected and maintained the holdings. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, George Houston examines a dozen specific book collections of Roman date in the first comprehensive attempt to answer these questions. Through a careful analysis of the contents of the collections, Houston reveals the personalities and interests of their owners; shows how manuscripts were acquired, organized, and managed; and identifies the various purposes that libraries served. He takes up the life expectancy of manuscripts, the size of libraries, and dangers to books, as well as the physical objects within libraries, from scribal equipment to works of art. The result is a clearer, more specific, and more detailed picture of ancient book collections and the elements of Roman libraries than has previously been possible. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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Houston, George W
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z722
LC item number
.H68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Manuscripts (Papyri)
  • Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
  • Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
  • Books and reading
  • Bibliothek
  • Römisches Reich
  • Bibliothèques
  • Papyrus (manuscrits)
  • Livres et lecture
  • Bibliotekshistoria
  • Böcker och läsning
  • Grekiska handskrifter
  • Handskriftssamlingar
  • Italien
  • Italien
Label
Inside Roman libraries : book collections and their management in antiquity, George W. Houston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317), appendices, and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Assembling a collection -- Lists of books preserved on papyrus -- The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum -- The book collections of Oxyrhynchus -- Spaces, storage, equipment, and art -- Personnel and their activities -- Appendix 1. Lists of books on papyrus : Greek texts, English translations, and commentary -- Appendix 2. Checklist of books in the collection of the Villa of the Papyri -- Appendix 3. Catalog of manuscripts in the Breccia + GH3 Find
Control code
875742412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9781469617800
Lccn
2014017087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024209803
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875742412
Label
Inside Roman libraries : book collections and their management in antiquity, George W. Houston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317), appendices, and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Assembling a collection -- Lists of books preserved on papyrus -- The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum -- The book collections of Oxyrhynchus -- Spaces, storage, equipment, and art -- Personnel and their activities -- Appendix 1. Lists of books on papyrus : Greek texts, English translations, and commentary -- Appendix 2. Checklist of books in the collection of the Villa of the Papyri -- Appendix 3. Catalog of manuscripts in the Breccia + GH3 Find
Control code
875742412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9781469617800
Lccn
2014017087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024209803
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)875742412

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