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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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211 words
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(sometimes called compendia), found in inscriptions, papyri, and MSS, were frequently substituted for words, syllables, or the ending of words

epigraphy

epigraphy  

The term “epigraphy”comes from the Greek epigráphein, “to write on”. It designates what is written to be brought to public knowledge in a lasting way. To ensure this publicity, inscriptions ...
minuscule

minuscule  

Of or in a small cursive script of the Roman alphabet, with ascenders and descenders, developed in the 7th century ad. The name comes (in the early 18th century) via French from Latin minuscula ...
monogram

monogram  

A combination of letters that, when deciphered, gives a name, a title or even an invocation to the Virgin or to Christ. There is no order in the arrangement to ...

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