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date: 06 August 2020

orality 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Rosalind ThomasRosalind Thomas

Coined as the opposite of *literacy, to denote the phenomenon of extensive reliance on oral communication rather than the written word, it is a useful concept for the ancient world, where writing was often used less than modern readers would assume. Various forms of orality are not incompatible with some use of writing, and it can be helpfully sub-divided into ... ...

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