Libraries in the Ancient World


This delightful book tells the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets and writing was a phenomenon. Renowned classicist Casson takes readers on a lively tour, from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East through the private and public libraries of Greece and Rome down to the first Christian monastic libraries. 30 illustrations.

Libraries in the Ancient World 2002, Yale Nota Bene, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300097214

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Libraries in the Ancient World 2001, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300088090