Roman Cursive Writing Henry Bartlett Van Hoesen

ISBN: 9781578985104

Published: January 1st 2005

Hardcover

268 pages


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Roman Cursive Writing  by  Henry Bartlett Van Hoesen

Roman Cursive Writing by Henry Bartlett Van Hoesen
January 1st 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 268 pages | ISBN: 9781578985104 | 8.25 Mb

Reprint of the 1915 edition. Hardbound. Oversized octavo. viii, 268 p. tables (part fold.) Like the Greeks, the Romans also developed cursive writing. Roman cursive almost always maintained separate, unconnected letters.

Its main characteristic wasMoreReprint of the 1915 edition. Hardbound. Oversized octavo. viii, 268 p. tables (part fold.) Like the Greeks, the Romans also developed cursive writing. Roman cursive almost always maintained separate, unconnected letters. Its main characteristic was the attempt to reduce the number of strokes per letter while maintaining legibility. As with Greek writing, nearly every letter was reduced to a solitary pen or stylus stroke. The graffiti at Pompeii and Herculaneum comprise some of the earliest Roman cursive writing that has survived, most of it written between A.D.

63 and 79. Roman cursive was the everyday language of the Roman Empire. It is also found preserved in Roman wax tablets and tiles. Van Hoesens work is one the basic texts on the subject.



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