Special Collections Exhibition: Greek and Latin Texts
Date: December 8, 2011 - December 14, 2011 Location: Watzek Library Atrium
Watzek Library Atrium
Throughout the fall semester, visit the Watzek Library Atrium to view a collection of ancient works that has survived into the digital age.
About the exhibition:
Only a small fraction of the books written in the Ancient Greek and Roman world have survived to our day. Transmission of these texts through the centuries relied upon hand-written manuscripts copied during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The printed books in this exhibit represent some of the works that survived the eons and were available for publication with the new technology of the printing press beginning in the fifteenth century. These printed editions served as a vital link for the transmission of ancient literature from the days of the hand-copied manuscript in the ancient and medieval worlds to our own digital age.
When: August 23-December 14, during regular library hours
Where: Watzek Library Atrium
Contact: For further information, please see contact Elaine Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-768-7288.