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Roman papyrus scrolls

papyrus scrolls

A text written on papyrus is a book for eternity

Records dating from the second century A.D. prove the durability of papyrus (latin, cyperus papyrus = papyrus sedge). A doctor by the name of Galenos reports having read 300 year old scrolls. Modern dating methods support his statement.

The antique papyrus scrolls made their way through Egypt to Greece and Europe. The 'book' made of papyrus came in scrolls onto the Roman markets, consisting as a rule, of twenty sheets of papyrus (kollemata). Scrolls written on the inner side (recto) where the grain was lateral and the writing tube (calamus) or the writing feather (penna scriptoria) found the least resistance were preferred. Stories that the ancients wrote... rummage through the stories in German with Roman numerals regarding among other things Emperor Nero, the eruption of Vesuvius, or the entertaining declarations of love written by Ovid...Classic texts are also to be found in the scrolls of the Roman shop: Caesar -de bello gallico ... School lessons from authentic Roman scrolls or simply fascinating gifts for the 'Roman bookshelf!'



On wooden rods are the empty sheets of papyrus rolled up to the individual describe or paint

Papyrus scroll double

Papyrus scroll double

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Papyrus scroll blank with wooden rod 47/8 inch

Papyrus scroll blank with wooden rod 47/8 inch

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Wodden rods - Built scrolls yourself 30cm

Wodden rods - Built scrolls yourself 30cm

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Wodden rods - Built scrolls yourself 20cm

Wodden rods - Built scrolls yourself 20cm

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Papyrus-scroll 2 wooden rods antique 100x30cm

Papyrus-scroll 2 wooden rods antique 100x30cm

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Papyrus scroll crafting set

Papyrus scroll crafting set

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Papyrus scroll, 160 inches

Papyrus scroll, 160 inches

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Qumran scroll jar

Qumran scroll jar

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Qumran scroll jar red clay

Qumran scroll jar red clay

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... with Latin original texts of ancient authors for the lively Latin lessons

vergil papyrus scroll - aeneis

vergil papyrus scroll - aeneis

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Esther scroll

Esther scroll

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Caesars  - de bello gallico

Caesars - de bello gallico

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 ... the Latin texts, translated into english, printed on Egyptian papyrus

Papyrus scroll - Plinius the elder

Papyrus scroll - Plinius the elder

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Papyrus scroll - Nero

Papyrus scroll - Nero

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Papyrus scroll - Ovid ars amatoria

Papyrus scroll - Ovid ars amatoria

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Papyrus scroll -  General Gaius Julius Caesar

Papyrus scroll - General Gaius Julius Caesar

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Papyrus scroll - Augustus

Papyrus scroll - Augustus

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Scroll - The ancient book

Those wishing to exhibit their intellectual status posseses a well stocked library, as a rule consisting of shelf on shelf lined with books. The books present day rectangular format owes its existence mainly to the printing press. In ancient times another form of the recorded word was preferred: In all advanced cultures of the ancients there was less flipping of pages and more rolling.

For the requirements of the day, the scroll established itself as the optimal medium for the written word. The fascination with this form still carries over today because it symbolizes, much more so than the conventional book, the mystery contained in the written word.   

Papyrus-scroll

Papyrus was the writing volume for the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians for several centuries.

Papyrusscrolls was the replacement of old writing tools that have been used by Latins "liber" (Bast).
 
Papyrus was in sheets and rolls forms, but ancient book was scroll of papyrus, standard length of the scroll consisted of twenty papyrus sheets glued together (kollemata).
 
If needed, scroll was extended (by volume) by adhering papyrus sheets or shortened by cutting extra length. (Lic, AH, XVI 6.4). Scroll was between 8-37cm.
The text  on "ancient scroll" was being written on the recto side (inside) where fibers of papyrus scroll were horizontally.
 
The first sheet of the scroll was called (protokollon) and was blank with no text, where fibers of papyrus were vertically (Verso). This outer sheet of the scroll used to protect papyrus of damage.
 
The text was written from left to right in narrow columns for easier reading, as in newspapers today.The book spine of the scroll was called titulus, usually it was a piece of parchment sign in vermilion (scarlet)
 

Mart.III 2,11:

Wem willst du, Büchlein, Geschenk werden?

Eile, dir einen Beschützer zu gewinnen, 

dass nicht rasch geschleppt in die schwarze Küche

du Thunfisch mit feuchtem Papier umhüllst 

oder für Weihnrauch oder Pfeffer du Tüte bist.

Flüchtest dich in Faustinus' Schoß? Vernünftig!

Darfst jetzt mit Zedernöl gesalbt umhergehen

und an der Stirn in doppeltem Schmuck geziert

mit bemalten Stäben prangen

und dich mag Purpur fein umhüllen

und von Scharlach mag rot sein der stolze Titel.

Bei dem Beschützer musst du nicht einmal den Probus fürchten.

 

The title used to be written papyrus on this titulus to sort scrolls quickly at the library by reading the title.On the last papyrus sheet (right) is often glued to a wooden stick (Nabel, lat. Umbilicus) this made the scrolls stable when papyrus was rolled (Mart.II 6.10 f).

In complex scrolls the two ends of the rod were painted, or decorate the endpieces (top and bottom) of the papyrus scroll.

Even the edges of the scroll was smoothed with pumice and colored (Mart.I 67.10; VIII72).

Another special feature of an ancient scroll is the illustration from celebrities to medicinal plants, scientific scrolls were decorated, Pliny remarked secundus (NH XXXV, 11). Expensive papyrus scroll were protected in a colored shell (even purple) and kept in parchment.

For keeping multiple scrolls (papyrus rolls) they used wooden container (or capsae scrinia). 

Educated Romans liked to represent a capsa to emphasize their culture..