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palaeography

palaeography  

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Is the study of the history of writing upon papyrus (see papyrology), wax, parchment, and paper, while epigraphy deals with inscriptions carved in hard materials; from it we learn how to read old ...
tachygraphy

tachygraphy  

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Shorthand writing, especially of the type used in ancient Greece and Rome. Compare brachygraphy, stenography. [From Greek tachys quick + graphein to write]

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