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Handmade Roman Greek waxed writing tablet with stylus cera tabula

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Handmade Roman Greek waxed writing tablet with stylus cera tabula


Handmade Roman Greek wax Tablet with stylus
Anyone who wants to trace ancient history in scripture should use wax tablet and stylus! Your advantage: the page of wax keeps nothing for all times! The Roman wax tablet (lat. cera, tabula) was a rectangular wooden tablet coated with beeswax. The wax tablets were used till the Middle Ages, written with a stylus (lat. stilus) by scratching the letters into the layer of wax.
The wax tablet was applied in Roman times as a writing material both for official correspondence and for private demands. People used them for recordings which did not have to be permanent, such as calculations, letters or notes. The texts on the wax tablet could any time be edited or erased with the back of the stylus. School lessons would not have been conceivable in Roman times without the Roman wax tablet.

Each wax tablet is hand-made from pure wood and natural beeswax. The wax tablets are most suitable for carving Roman numerals and Latin homework!
The wax tablet was such a great invention that it was popular in Europe for about 2500 years. It is jokingly described as a medieval iPad, but the comparison is not so bad, as it was very much the portable information technology of its day! In relative terms, paper was considerably more expensive than today and parchment was too good for daily scribblings. Pens (quills) which had to be dipped in pots of ink were not practical to carry around and, moreover, could only be used whilst seated at a desk or table. They solved the problem with the wax tablet. The literate used them as notebooks, or address books, or PDAs perhaps--inscribing their thoughts, business accounts and lists.

Wax tablets were the most common medium for writing from ancient times to beyond the middle ages, from the near East and North Africa to Western Europe. Ancient images such as the fresco from Pompeii above frequently depict the literate with wax tablet and stylus. As they were radically ephemeral, they disappeared almost entirely; very few examples of tabellae bearing writing exist today.

A wax tablet (cera) is a tablet made of wood and covered with a layer of wax, often linked loosely to a cover tablet, as a "double-leaved" diptych. Cicero's letters make passing reference to the use of cerae, and some examples of wax-tablets have been preserved in waterlogged deposits in the Roman fort at Vindolanda on Hadrian's Wall. Medieval wax tablet books are on display in several European museums.

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Primary Material: Wood and beewax

Pattern: Primitive writing pad reenactment

Color: Grey

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