Public libraries in the cities of the Roman Empire
Nicholls, M. (2013) Public libraries in the cities of the Roman Empire. In: Woolf, G., König, J. and Oikonomopolou, K. (eds.) Ancient Libraries. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107012561
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A chapter based on a paper given at major conference, arguing that the civic and architectural contexts of many public libraries in the Roman world contributed strongly to their status as conspicuous 'public' buildings, and should inform the way we think of library functions in the Roman world