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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


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In ancient Greece and Rome wax tablets were used to receive writing. Such a tablet, held together by rings much like a modern notebook, was called a caudex or codex . In palaeography, important ancient manuscripts are called codices, for instance the Codex Mendoza of maya writing . Collections of statutes or recipes for the preparation of drugs are also referred to as codices, for example, the Codex Hammurapi which is at the same time one of the most significant Babylonian inscriptions. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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