Writing, Teachers, and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt.
Scholars Press, Atalanta, 1996. XIV,316,LXXXp. Original red cloth. Spine gilt titled. Upper corners slightly bumped. Cover slightly stained. 'This revised Columbia University dissertation marks a first step in a scientific understanding of the process of learning to write in the ancient Greek and Latin world. The importance of this study is not diminished because it does not deal with the teaching of professional writing by scribes for chanceries or for book production. C. provides us with the tools that will enable future scholars to investigate a set of problems of profound interest to palaeographers. (...) Despite the need for a general book that aims at these important educational issues, this volume will remain a central reference to anyone undertaking such a study. The care and thoughtfulness that went into this compilation are worthy of praise and for this every reader will be grateful to the author.' (JAMES W. HALPORN in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1999.04.15).