The idea of the library in the ancient world [electronic resource] / Yun Lee Too
- Too, Yun Lee
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
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- 1 online resource (265 pages)
- Machine generated contents note: Introduction.The idea of the library -- 1.The birth of a library -- 2.Library catalogues : from literary description to literary self-description -- 3.The breathing library : performing cultural memories -- 4.The library (as) book : the fantasy of the total text -- 5.The library of universal history : Diodorus Siculus and literary cosmopolitanism -- 6.Inside and outside the library : the memory of canon -- 7.Picture libraries : statues among the books -- 8.The sociality of the ancient library.
- A study of the ancient library as a complex institution with many different functions: as an instrument of power, of memory an articulation of a political ideal, an art gallery, a place for sociality. Too incidentally raises conceptual questions about modern libraries, bringing to these the insights that a study of antiquity can offer.
- 9780191722912 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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