Ancient Writing and Its Influence. Introduction by Julian Brown.

Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, (1969),

Reprint, hardbound edition. small octavo, red cloth in original tissue wrapper. (xx), 240 pp. The M.I.T. Press, Item #33163

One of the most important legacies of the ancient world has become so indispensable that we take it for granted - the alphabet. The author surveys its entire history down to the present day, with special stress on the important Roman achievement of giving us a world script. The book furnishes an excellent introduction to Latin palaeography, illustrated as it is by numerous reproductions. There are also chapters which give a brief survey of Greek palaeography, punctuation, numerals, abbreviations, the development of printing, etc.

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