Author Haines-Eitzen, Kim
Title Guardians of Letters : Literacy, Power, and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2000
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 "I COPIED EVERYTHING LETTER BY LETTER": Locating the Copyists of Early Christian Literature -- 2 "GIRLS TRAINED FOR BEAUTIFUL WRITING": Female Scribes in Roman Antiquity and Early Christianity -- 3 "FOR I COULD NOT FIND THE SYLLABLES": The Education and Training of Early Christian Scribes -- 4 "MAKE AND SEND ME COPIES": Private Scribal Networks and the Transmission of Early Christian Literature -- 5 "I AM THE GUARDIAN OF LETTERS": Contested Readings, Authoritative Texts, and Early Christian Scribes -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- W
Who were the scribes who copied early Christian literature during the second and third centuries? What roles did they play in the reproduction and dissemination of these writings? To answer these questions, this study uses evidence from early Christian literature and the earliest Christian papyri - including their form, physical features, and textual characteristics
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Link Print version: Haines-Eitzen, Kim Guardians of Letters : Literacy, Power, and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2000 9780195135640
Subject Christian literature, Early -- Rome -- History and criticism.;Transmission of texts -- Rome.;Scribes -- Rome
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