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|By far, the most common subjects taught in schools were reading and writing. During the Graeco-Roman period, literacy enabled one to manage business affairs, and also opened the doors to social and political advancement. The texts below give evidence of a range of writing exercises, from learning basic letters and sounds to copying major works of literature.|
"Literacy is the most important source of knowledge."
Copying a Poem
Fragment of Homer's Iliad
P.Mich.inv. 2,2755a,3160 (now joined)