Sunday, July 18, 2021

Judging a scroll by its cover?

OVER AT VARIANT READINGS, Brent Nongbri continues to explore the ancient vocabulary pertaining to scrolls.

More Papyrus Roll Vocabulary: frons, cornua, umbilicus. The terms seem to refer, respectively, to the decorated top and bottom borders of a scroll and the wooden rod the scroll was wrapped around.

Stands for Holding Open Papyrus Rolls? The title is self-explanatory.

I noted an earlier post in this series here.

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