Monday, July 3, 2017

Figure 17

Fresco from Pompeii, ca. 55–79 AD. (inv. no. 9084).
Woman holding wax tablets in the form of the codex (book) and stylus (so-called Sappho). Letters were first written on wax tablets for easy correction before being copied to scrolls.

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Figure 173

Kunsthistorisches Museum (no. IX A 79) Photograph by James Steakley, PD Roman cameo of Gemma Augustea (AD 9–12). A depiction of Emperor...