His Master's Voice: Tiro and the Rise of the Roman Secretarial Class

@article{Renzo2000HisMV,
  title={His Master's Voice: Tiro and the Rise of the Roman Secretarial Class},
  author={Anthony Di Renzo},
  journal={Journal of Technical Writing and Communication},
  year={2000},
  volume={30},
  pages={155 - 168}
}
  • A. D. Renzo
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • History
  • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
The foundation for Rome's imperial bureaucracy was laid during the first century B.C., when functional and administrative writing played an increasingly dominant role in the Late Republic. During the First and Second Triumvirates, Roman society, once primarily oral, relied more and more on documentation to get its official business done. By the reign of Augustus, the orator had ceded power to the secretary, usually a slave trained as a scribe or librarian. This cultural and political… 

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