Wax Tablets of the Mind: Cognitive Studies of Memory and Literacy in Classical Antiquity (by Jocelyn Penny Small)


Author(s): Jocelyn Penny Small

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1997-09-29
ISBN-10: 0415149835
ISBN-13: 9780415149839
Language: English
Description: In this volume, the author argues that literacy is a complex
combination of various skills, not just the ability to read and
write: the technology of writing, the encoding and decoding of text
symbols, the interpretation of meaning, the retrieval and display
systems which organize how meaning is stored and memory. The book
explores the relationship between literacy, orality and memory in
classical antiquity, not only from the point of view of antiquity,
but also from that of modern cognitive psychology. It examines the
contemporary as well as the ancient debate about how the writing
tools we possess interact and affect the product, why they should… more…

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