Friday, 23 March 2012

Words : SILLYBOI...

... (regardless of what you may think) is a Greek term for title tags, that were attached to the upper edge of the papyrus scroll. The titles and author's names were written at the end of the book, therefore the reader had to unroll the whole scroll before they reached the information. Sillyboi  (sillybos, sittybos) allowed the them to access this information quickly - much like reading the spine of a modern book.

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