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I've read an article about Plato's Academy and how knowledge was spread in Athens in the middle of 5th century BCE. It was thought that knowledge was spread through speaking (orally). But some researches lately suggest that "books" were playing a great role by that time and that there was a great circulation of "books" in Athens.

I couldn't find a lot of info apart from that article and I would like to know if there is enough evidence of such a suggestion?

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Please link to the article or include a relevant excerpt along with attribution. Considering that books were all handwritten at the time, you might want to qualify "great circulation". –  coleopterist Mar 25 '13 at 8:20
    
The link is akadimia-platonos.blogspot.gr/2013/03/blog-post_24.html but it is in Greek and it's not the whole article. The article is based in a book by K. Staikos. By "great circulation" I mean that this circulation was more important than we thought it was by that time. –  Ioanna Mar 25 '13 at 17:52
    
Please incorporate all that information into your question. Translating the excerpt in question will also help –  coleopterist Mar 25 '13 at 17:53

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