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Reading Like a Roman: *Vergilius Vaticanus* and the Puzzle of Ancient Book Culture

Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 12:29

How did Virgil’s words survive into the present? And how were they once read, during his own life and the succeeding centuries? Alex Tadel explores Graeco-Roman reading culture through one of its best-preserved and most lavishly-illustrated artefacts.