A spouse to Greek Literature provides a complete advent to the big variety of texts and literary kinds produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

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19 Measures listed in Cavallo and Maehler 2008, nrr. 1 and 2 (with plates and full references). 20 This change of attitude toward writing and books is stressed also by Harris 1989, 116–46; 329, usually very prudent on the extent of literacy in ancient Greece and Rome. 21 Cf. Cavallo 1998, 228–42, for the Hellenistic period; Johnson 2004 for the imperial age. 22 Cavallo 2005, 213–33; Del Corso 2010; see in general also Hägg 1991, 90–101. A different perspective in Stephens 1994. 23 Good examples are the Odyssey roll from Hawara, P.

30 Pöhlmann and West 2012. 31 Such continuity can be seen also for the kind of exercises written on the tablets: cf. Turner 1965. 32 Museo Archeologico Ostiense, inv. 130.  140. 33 For a list with full bibliography see Jordan 1985 and 2000a, even if many new defixiones have been found in excavations during recent years. 34 Ctesias, FGrHist 688 F 5 = Diod. Sic. 4. 35 Lang 1990; Mattingly 1991; Forsdyke 2005. 36 Ostraka written by brush or kalamos: Lang 1990, nrs. 110, 308, 311, 468, 652, 653. 37 Hunter and Rutherford 2009; West 2010.

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