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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Manuscript volumes of ancient origin, as a Greek or Latin classic.

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  • Of particular importance are the four surviving codices from the Yucatan area (the Dresden, Paris, Madrid, and Grolier).
  • Ancient Romans arguably created the first modern form of books called codices by tying together parchment paper between two wooden slabs.
  • As that form subsequently crept into general use, the books were known as "codices;" and hence the ordinary term as applied to manuscript volumes.
  • Empire are called codices, e. g. for more
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