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It is difficult for us today to appreciate the depth of reverence in which Homer’s writings, in particular, were held in antiquity. The earliest known public readings took place among the Greeks. Already in the fifth century BC, Herodotus (c. 485–c. 425 BC), the ‘Father of History’, rather than travel from city to city to read his works, as was then customary, presented them to all assembled Greek men at the Olympic festivals. One must appreciate that the first public readings, both in Greece and Rome, still maintained that intimate connection between oral and written literature, in that the authors were presenting their own 56 .
By the fifth century BC reading was no longer the monopoly of an oligarchy validating herein its power: it was rapidly becoming a ‘popular’ tool for accessing information. The historian and politician Thucydides (c. 11 It signalled a paradigm shift in humanity’s appreciation of reading’s innate power. For one now realized writing could allow accession and retention of many texts, and to a degree that orality could never achieve. Through reading, a person could visually ‘become’ a text and, with increased reading, even a ‘walking library’ of multiple works.
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