W. V. Harris provides the first thorough exploration of the levels, types, and functions of literacy in the classical world, from the invention of the Greek alphabet about 800 B.C. down to the fifth century A.D.

Ancient Literacy 1991, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674033818

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Ancient Literacy: , 1989, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674033801