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6 things you (maybe) didn’t know about how ancient texts were written

Although you probably know that Latin texts were not originally produced in the form we know and read them today (no pocket-format, easily readable printed books you could buy in a bookshop for a few euros; no e-book reader-friendly nor digital editions ready to be consumed, of course), maybe you don’t have in mind how different was, let’s say, the text of Cicero’s orations from the one we think about today. The history of how – and in which forms – many Latin text took their journey through the centuries before they landed on our bookshelves is very fascinating, long

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