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alphabet

alphabet  

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1. A particular sequential arrangement of a set of letters or other graphic symbols used to write a language in which these graphemes are used to represent the basic speech sounds or phonemes.2. A ...
graffiti

graffiti  

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(Ital.). Ancient inscriptions which are roughly scratched and not properly carved. Christian graffiti are numerous, especially in the catacombs of Rome.
Greek Literacy

Greek Literacy  

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Greek literacy cannot be understood in isolation, but only in the context of earlier forms of literacy. Literacy, hard to define, always refers to the ability to decode marks on a surface that refer ...
Latin Inscriptions

Latin Inscriptions  

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The term “inscription” denotes a text written on a surface other than those used for preserving ancient literature (mostly papyri or parchment). The most common material used for Latin inscriptions ...
reading

reading  

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The process of making sense of a text. While the term ‘reading’ appears to be graphocentric and logocentric beyond its application to written verbal texts, it is applied more broadly in semiotics to ...
Roman Literacy

Roman Literacy  

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The Greeks traded extensively with the Etruscans in Italy, and the movement of the alphabet from Greece to Etruria, and from Etruria to Rome, was swift. Inscriptions from as early ...

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