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This index presents the list of names, terms and concepts of orality, literacy and religion. This book titled Sacred Words: Orality, Literacy and Religion covers five, partly overlapping, areas of study: Greek literature, Greek law, Greek and Roman religious texts, Roman literature and Early Christian literature. Oral and written communications existed side by side and interacted intermittently in Greek polis religion and in the religions and philosophies of the late Roman Empire. It seems that from the earliest use of writing the ancients realized its potential to preserve and circulate words beyond the immediate presence of the speaker, and applied it to reach these effects or deliberately decided not to do so.

Keywords:literature; oral communication; Roman religious text



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