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First variation. With 4 chapters: using Books in historic Greece, The Papyrus Roll, Books and analyzing at Rome and Vellum and the Codex. Illustrated. Jacket tape repaired with chipping. viii, 136 pages. textile, dirt jacket.. small 8vo..

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Such books \vere evidently either intended for private use, or, if for sale, represented the cheapest form of bookproduction. N otable examples are the 'A81Jvalwv IIo/\I/TEla of Aristotle, written on the back of a roll offarm accounts; the Funeral Oration of Hyperides, a schoolboy's copy on the back of an astrological treatise; the Oxyrhynchus historical work (P. Oxy. 842), on the back of aland-register; Pindar's Paeans (P. Oxy. M. 1532 = P. Oxy. 657, 668). From the limits which usage prescribed for the length of a papyrus roll it follows that no work of any considerable extent could be contained on a single roll.

Caesar (writing probably at greater length) sent his in the form of a small roll, with columns of the narrow width usual in works of prose literature. The expression is obscure to us, though doubtless clear to Suetonius's contemporaries; but this sc::ems the most probable explanation. The Papyrus Roll The Papyrus Roll manuscripts) to enclose their column of text in a precise rectangle. The outer (right-hand) edge of the column was allowed to beragged and irregular. There were strict rules as to the permissible divisions of words between two lines, land the scribe would extend or reduce the number of letters in a line in order to reach the end of a word or a permissible division.

I I t is a little hard to understand how rows of rolls, lying upon shelves, could have been made effective as ornamentation; but it is to be remembered that the rolls themselves, or their covers, were stained with various colours, that they were adorned with projecting knobs offine wood or ivory, and that the bookcases could be handsome pieces of furniture, often surmounted by busts or pictures of great authors. able example ofa private library is the only one WhlCh has actually been discovered with the books remaining on the shelves.

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