The project ‘Romans, Christians, and their Books, 300-486 CE’, explores how readers and writers in the late Latin west were affected by the change in book format from scroll to codex. Literary scrolls were the norm until the third or fourth century CE, but by the fifth century the codex had become the default format for books. This project explores the extent to which this change in format affected how people in late antiquity thought about literature. ...The project is run by Dr. Cillian O’Hogan and his team at the University of British Columbia. He is also teaching CNRS503, “The Ancient Book this semester.
This project does not involve ancient Judaism explicitly, but it is highly relevant for understanding the transmission of many ancient Jewish texts in late antiquity.
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