Book Publication in Ancient Rome
Clift, Evelyn Holst, National Forum
In Rome private libraries are recorded from the middle of the second century B.C., when Rome came into contact with the Greek world through the conquest of Macedonia.... It is sufficient here to say that book collecting was pursued with enthusiasm by wealthy Romans in all periods, sometimes because of their scholarly tastes, sometimes simply for display purposes. The idea of a state or public library seems to have occurred first, among the Romans, to Julius Caesar....
It is a curious fact that the bulk of available information on methods of publication in the Roman world comes from this same Republican age in which books were apparently so hard to procure. The only known …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Publication in Ancient Rome. Contributors: Clift, Evelyn Holst - Author. Magazine title: National Forum. Volume: 76. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 1996. Page number: 19. © 1999 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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