Dragaeran memory

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Thu Feb 13 07:13:44 PST 2003

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, Andrew Lias wrote:

#>Speaking of which, has anyone else come across an assertion that the art of
#>reading silently (as opposed to at least subvocalizing the text as it is
#>being read) is a recent invention (not earlier than sometime in the High
#>Middle Ages or Renaissance)?
#I have not.  Do you have any idea where you heard that?

I recall seeing it attributed to Julius Caesar -- that is, that he was
the first to read silently, or at least (and more likely, imho) noteable
for doing so. But I don't recall where I saw it.

-- Mark A. Mandel