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1833Re: codices from the beginning

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  • Jeremy Duff
    Feb 1, 1999
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      At 12:44 01/02/99 EST, you wrote:
      >Can anyone comment on the use of codex in the civilian world? I believe Julius
      >Caesar began to prefer them, and introduced them to Roman use.
      >
      >Regards,
      >Tony Prost
      >All Nonnos All DAy

      First reference to literature in codices is Martial Epigrams 14.184-192
      (mid-late first century AD). Beforehand (Caesar etc.) they were used for
      jottings.

      Jeremy


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