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  • The Birthday Bookby Holt N. Censorinus; Holt N. Parker

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: The Birthday Book , which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything he knew about birthdays, the book starts simply, but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched... more...

  • The Complete Writings of an Italian Hereticby Olympia Morata; Holt N. Parker

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Winner of the 2004 Josephine Roberts Edition Prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Morata (1526-1555) was attacked by some as a "Calvinist Amazon" but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned women. This book publishes, for the first time, all her... more...

  • Ancient Literaciesby William A Johnson; Holt N Parker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 34.99

    List of Illustrations. Abbreviations. List of Contributors. 1. Introduction. PART I Situating Literacies. 2. Writing, Reading, Public and Private "Literacies": Functional Literacy and Democratic Literacy in Greece. 3. Literacy or Literacies in Ancient Rome?. 4. Reading, Hearing, and Looking at Ephesos. 5. The Anecdote: Exploring the Boundaries... more...

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