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Inside Roman Libraries
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Libraries of the ancient world have long held a place in the public imagination. Even in antiquity, the library at Alexandria was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little research to discover what was inside these libraries, how the collections came into being and evolved, and who selected and maintained the holdings. In this engaging and meticulously researched study, Houston examines a dozen specific book collections of Roman date in the first comprehensive attempt to answer these questions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 16-19
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 1. Assembling a Collection
  2. pp. 12-38
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  1. 2. Lists of Books Preserved on Papyrus
  2. pp. 39-86
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  1. 3. The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum
  2. pp. 87-129
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  1. 4. The Book Collections of Oxyrhynchus
  2. pp. 130-179
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  1. 5. Spaces, Storage, Equipment, and Art
  2. pp. 180-216
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  1. 6. Personnel and Their Activities
  2. pp. 217-252
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 253-264
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  1. Appendix 1. Lists of Books on Papyrus: Greek Texts, English Translations, and Commentary
  2. pp. 265-279
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  1. Appendix 2. Checklist of Books in the Collection of the Villa of the Papyri
  2. pp. 280-286
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  1. Appendix 3. Catalog of Manuscripts in the Breccia GH3 Find
  2. pp. 287-296
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 297-318
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  1. Index of Ancient Sources
  2. pp. 319-322
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 323-330
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