The Early Written Scripts
Links to References in Lecture:
- Phoenician Alphabet
- Archaic Greek Alphabet Inscription on bronze tablet, early 6th century BC.
- Wax diptycha (writing tablets), British Library Add MS 34186, 2nd Century
- Square Capitals (Quadrata): Codex Sangallensis, Italy, approx. 5th century
- Roman Rustics: Codex Palatinus Forum, Italy, approx. 4–6th century
- Old Roman Cursive: Horse Sales Contract, 77 CE
- Old and New Roman Cursive (Ancient Scripts: Rustic Capitals, Old and New Roman Cursive by Dartmouth Ancient Books Lab
- Half-Uncial: Codex Bambergensis, Bamberg, Staatsbibiotk, written in Italy 6th CE
- Merovingian: Gallican Lectionary from the Luxeuil Abbey, National Library of France, 7th Century
- Anderson, Donald M. The Art of Written Forms: the Theory and Practice of Calligraphy. Toronto, London, Holt, 1969.
- Clayton, Ewan. The Golden Thread: the Story of Writing. Atlantic Books, 2018.
- Gray, Nicolete. Lettering as Drawing. Oxford U.P, 1970.
- Tschichold, Jan. An Illustrated History of Writing and Lettering. 1948.