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Literacy in Ancient Everyday Life

Ed. by Kolb, Anne

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Anmerkungen zu Literalität und Oralität im teispidisch-achaimenidischen Iran

Wiesehöfer, Josef


The contribution aims at pointing out the impact of language(s) and writing system(s), not least of Elamite, Old Persian and Aramaic, in Teispid-Achaemenid Iran in the context of royal pronouncements and administration, and at putting them in relation to those of the neighbouring cultures. In this context, it is also trying to find out which forms of language acquisition and communication can be proven and whether there has been such a thing as a Persian language policy. On the other hand, the fact that Iran has seen decidingly oral cultures up to Late Antiquity and even beyond, apart from the official contexts, raises the question of the media of communication and the afterlife of Teispids and Achaemenids in Iran’s ‘historical’ traditions

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Josef Wiesehöfer (2018). Anmerkungen zu Literalität und Oralität im teispidisch-achaimenidischen Iran. In Anne Kolb (Editor), Literacy in Ancient Everyday Life (pp. 99–112). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110594065-006

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110594065

Online ISBN: 9783110594065

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