Before the Codex, part 3
By Christine Cox
This is the third in a five-part series focusing on various writing supports, book forms and writing styles before the codex was invented.
Presented in this graphic and the others in the series are some of the writing supports and forms that preceded the codex. They’ve survived the ravages of time, war and tradition to come down to us.
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By the 5th century – With the breakup of the Roman Empire, there were growing regional differences to the new Roman cursive script including ascenders and descenders and numerous joins in ligatures between letters. Many letters were precursors to the lowercase forms we use today.
Look what I ran across in an old journal
(Sssh, I’m having a moment here)
The journal entry that started the Timeline Project
This post is part of an ongoing series on books, miniatures, writing and supports since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.