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Stylus
(296 words)

(γραφίς/graphís, γραφεῖον/grapheîon; Latin stilus, graphium).

[German version]

[1] Tool for drawing

Tool for drawing, also called a drawing- (or ruling)-pen, see Construction technique, Building trade.

[German version]

[2] Writing implement

Implement for writing on a wooden tablet covered with wax (Cera). The pointed (lower) end of a stylus was used to engrave the text to be written on the tablet and, by inverting it, the flat (upper) end could be used t…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Stylus”, 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 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e428140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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