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Roman public libraries

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This thesis aims to investigate the development and functions of public libraries in Rome and the Roman world. After a preface with maps of libraries in Rome, Section I discusses the precursors for public library provision in the private book collections of Republican Rome, and their transfer into the public domain with the first public libraries of Asinius Pollio and Augustus.

Section II contains three 'case studies' of public libraries' different roles. The Augustan library progr...

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Institution:
Queen's College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of Classics
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Publication date:
2005
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602157019
URN:
uuid:b13e1d31-e076-4923-b147-5074d7f85770
Local pid:
td:602157019
Language:
English
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