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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.

Exhibition details:

When: August 23-December 14, during regular library hours
 Watzek Library Atrium
 For further information, please see contact Elaine Hirsch at or 503-768-7288.

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