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The Library of Senex Caecilius

The bibliotheca is a small room that adjoins my study. Here I have stored my favorite books, or scrolls of papyrus actually. The rolls (volumenes) have been placed in pigeon-holes, and each is identified with a suspended label (titulus). A scroll that I read often is usually attached to a wooden roller (umbilicus) and stored in a round case (capsa).

Can you guess why the title is written at the end of the scroll rather than at the beginning?

 


Here is a selection of titles that you might enjoy. Just remember where you borrowed them, please!

Widow of Ephesus: Petronius, Satyricon 110.6-113.4 (Latin and English)
The Pumpkinification of Claudius : Seneca ( English)
Apocolocyntosis Divi Clavdii : Seneca ( Latin)
Fables : Aesop (English)
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