1834Re: codices from the beginning
- Feb 1, 1999An early codex, or caudex, was essentially two wax tablets bound
together like a book, or two ivory or wooden slates with wax. I
am interested in the what ms fragment is the earliest extant
exemplar of a vellum codex and the earliest exemplar of a papyrus
codex (which apparently came later)...not necessarily biblical in nature.
Jeremy Duff wrote:
> 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.
> >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
> Jeremy Duff
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