Books and Readers in Ancient Greece and Rome by F G Kenyon

By F G Kenyon

First version. With 4 chapters: using Books in old 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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Two or three books of the lliad were as much as an ordinary roll could contain; a papyrus of 20 feet in the British Museum, of good average quality, contains the last two books. P. 448mighthavecontained thelastsix booksof the Odyssey without exceeding normal dimensions; but this is written on the verso of the papyrus, so is not an example of normal book-production. The division of a single book into two rolls was not, however, unknown; thus Pliny, in describing his uncle's works, speaks of 'studiosi tres (libri), in sex volumina propter amplitudinem divisi'-which, however, implies that such a practice was not usual.

Hist. xiii. ' 2 Yet Vopiscus, in his life of Aurelian, says that the praefect of the city had promised him that even the libri lintei should be taken out of the Ulpian library (in the Forum of Trajan) for his use. But he does not say that he did in fact see them. 79 80 Books and Reading at Rome agriculture and a variety ofother subj ects. Bu t Cato' s nationalism was the hopeless effort of a die-hard. In spite of it, during the second century, Roman intellectual development became thoroughly hellenized.

In. P. Oxy. 666 (Aristotle, IIpoTp€1TTtKos), I! in. In general it may be said that 3! inches or more is exceptionally wide, 2 inches or less exceptionally narrow, fo~ the actual column ofwriting. Between 2 and 3 inches is the normal width in a well-written papyrus. I The large British Museum Hyperides, which is a good specimen, has columns of about I Of 38 manuscripts of which the dimensions are given by Milne (Gat. of Literary Papyri in the British Museum, 1927), 27 have columns of writing from 2 to 3 inches in width; in 5 they are less than 2 inches, in 6 they are more than 3 inches.

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