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Archaizing Script
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Archaizing is a term given to a script that, in a time frame that can range from a few decades to several centuries, imitates forms of writing that are no longer found in contemporary practice. This phenomenon is to be found especially in late Greek minuscule script (from the second half of the 13th to the first half of the 14th cent.) and is connected with the Palaeologan Renaissance, when, in the framework of the resumption of artistic and cultural activity in Byzantium after the Latin Imperial period, there was a significant upsurge in the prod…

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Prato, Giancarlo (Cremona), “Archaizing Script”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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