Thursday, December 19, 2013

Decline of literacy

Literacy began to decline in Rome during the third century. Teaching of the Classical curriculum was banned on the grounds that it might corrupt the minds of youth. While the book roll had emphasized the continuity of the text, the codex format encouraged a "piecemeal" approach to reading by means of citation, fragmented interpretation, and the extraction of maxims. (source Wiki)
Jan Bernhardtz