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Literature in Society Literature not produced in a vacuum It reflects the spirit, anxieties, battles, worries, hopes and expectations of a certain society It forms social values as it gives expression to ideas and beliefs shared by the public, or at least a section of it. It articulates what people think and feel
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The history of the book Hieroglyphics was the first form of writing. Literary texts in hieroglyphics are limited to prayers, medical texts, and accounts Cumbersome as a writing system and limited to an elite
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Greek Literature The Greeks were the first to produce extensive literature, written in a secular spirit, and reflecting the values, hopes and beliefs of society. Papyrus Parchment
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Transmission of Greek Literature In the medieval times in Byzantium much of the classical literature was copied again and again, and reached us From the 15th century the printed press made books widely available and cheaper.
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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