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08 September 2010

Wise Owl Wednesday #1 :: History of Censorship :: Part One


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** Welcome to my new weekly feature, Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young! **


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In honor of the upcoming Banned Books Week (Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2010), I thought I would share the history of literary censorship.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did!!

Milestones in the History of Censorship (Part One):

411 B.C. - Works of Protagoras were burned in Athens.
387 B.C. - Plato suggested censorship of Homer's The Odyssey for young readers.
168 B.C. - Jewish library in Jerusalem was ravished during the Maccabean uprising.
1st century - Augustus exiled poets and banned their works.
A.D. 303 - Diocletian condemned and burned all Christian books.

Source:  Through the Eyes of A Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature (5th Edition) by Donna E. Norton, copyright 1999 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.

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