TITLE

Several Literacy "Firsts"

AUTHOR(S)
Gehring, Thom
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2004, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p187
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the history of literacy methods. According to the article first alphabet was probably a Canaanite invention. The ancient Greeks invented the vowels, before that there were only consonants. The ancient Romans were the first to put blank spaces between words. The first diplomas were bronze certificates issued to soldiers discharged from the Roman military, or to non-citizens who rose to citizenship. The first book with page numbers appeared in 1470 while the first book with a double column format appeared in 1500.
ACCESSION #
14743487

 

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