RE: [GTh] Manuscript Notes: Page 32
If you look at the facsimiles on the web, you will see up the top something that says II,<page number> followed by an arrow that either goes up and down or horizontally. This arrow indicated the direction of the fibres on the particular page. It is either in the top left or top right of the image, outside the actual papyrus sheet.
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> In the Middle Ages, ['quire'] had a number of specific meanings, withAs I said earlier, Bob, regardless of this and other definitions deriving
> specific names. In modern times, it refers to 1/20th of a ream, IIRC.
> See the Wikipedia.
from non-ancient binding and publishing processes, James Robinson
didn't use the word that way in his Intro to the Facsimile edition. In his
usage, a quire is an indefinite number of leaves folded together:
"A *codex* is made up of one or more *gatherings", usually referred
to as *quires*. For although this term is derived from *quaterniones*,
which is the designation for gatherings of four sheets (which came
to predominate), it has taken on the broader meaning of gatherings
of any number of *sheets* or *bifolios*." (p.32)