Hellenistic Bookhands

Walter de Gruyter
Free sample

Thehandbook illustrates 94 Greek literary papyrus texts from Egypt and Herculaneum anddocuments the different types of scripts used in copying works of Greek literature, from the earliest surviving bookrolls written in the 4th century BC up to the first century AD. The aim is twofold: (1) to establish their relative (and, wherever possible, absolute) chronological sequence, and (2) to distinguish and characterize their stylistic features. Specimens of different types of scripts (“hands”) that appear stylistically related have been grouped together. In their joint introduction, the authors summarize the main results of their investigation and attempt to identify the social and cultural factors that have determined the development of different types of Greek literary scripts during the Hellenistic and Augustan era. The book also contains a comprehensive bibliography and indices.
Hellenistic Bookhands isa tool for scholars and students of Classics, Greek papyrology, palaeography, and the transmission of Classical Greek literature.
Read more

About the author

Herwig Maehler, Wien, Österreich; Guglielmo Cavallo, Università degli Studi die Roma La Sapienza, Rom, Italien.

Read more
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Walter de Gruyter
Read more
Published on
Dec 19, 2008
Read more
Pages
170
Read more
ISBN
9783110210194
Read more
Read more
Best For
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
History / Ancient / General
Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.