September Meeting – Ramona Matthews

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In an informative presentation, Ramona Matthews imparts the history of Roman Cursive Writing, dated from about the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. Archaeologic findings of ink on wafer thin wooden tablets found near Hadrian’s wall in Vindolanda were discussed, as well as the the more commonly found diptychs. The laymen’s mode of handwriting for graffiti, inventories, invitations and general communications was compared to the structure of our present alphabet.