Parchment Book Covers for Papyrus Rolls — Variant Readings


In a series of earlier posts, I examined some of the vocabulary used to describe papyrus rolls, especially those deluxe literary rolls described by Latin poets. One additional feature of these rolls that is sometimes mentioned is a parchment cover. For example, Tibullus [Lygdamus], Elegiae 3.1.9: lutea sed niveum involvat membrana libellum “But let yellow parchment wrap […]

Parchment Book Covers for Papyrus Rolls — Variant Readings

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