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Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World

Richard J. A. Talbert and Fred S. Naiden


Mercury’s Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World is the first volume of essays on ancient communications. The authors, who include Classicists, art historians, Assyriologists, and Egyptologists, take the broad view of communications as a vehicle, not just for the transmission of information, but also for the conduct of religion, commerce, and culture. Encompassed within this scope are varied purposes of communication such as propaganda and celebration, as well as profit and administration. Each chapter deals with either a communications network, a means or type of communi ... More

Keywords: communications, networks, empires, Greece, Rome, Near East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780195386844
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard J. A. Talbert, author
William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fred S. Naiden, author
Professor of History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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