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The "book" during Hellenistic and Roman Periods

"The term book is used as a general translation for BIBAIOV. As Galen, Comment in Hippocratis de Medici Offic. I, XVIII, 2 suggests, BIBAIOV may be written on rolls, on papyrus or on wooden tablets. In general it appears that books were made of payprus or parchment during the Hellenistic and Roman period.
source: Lora Lee Johnson, The Hellenistic and Roman Library: Studies Pertaining to Their Architectural Form, pp 1.
Attempts at Preservation in Ancient Libraries
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