Monday, April 27, 2009

The Roman Book Trade

Essay - Ancient Roman Literary Culture and Its Similarities to Our Own - NYTimes.com: "“My book is thumbed by our soldiers posted overseas, and even in Britain people quote my words. What’s the point? I don’t make a penny from it.” This is not the complaint of some young American author who has suddenly discovered that his contract pays him nothing for foreign sales. These are the words of the Roman poet Martial, first-century satirist and defender of authors’ rights."

1 comment:

Karin M said...

Very good article. Well written and informative.