How often did scribes have to copy an ancient text before the invention of printing in order for that text to survive throughout the centuries?

By: | Post date: 2016-11-18 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Literature, Mediaeval Greek, Other Languages

At an absolute minimum in Europe, four times. Each time there was a technological advance in book production, the superseded tech books were copied and discarded. Tech advances included:

  • The introduction of papyrus
  • The introduction of the codex
  • The introduction of parchment
  • The introduction of lowercase

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