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The Classical Scroll Library

Proper scroll editions of classical texts
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Basically a non-codex version of Loeb Classical Library, parallel columns of the original ancient Greek and a modern English translation, printed in columns on long continuous paper rolls. One roll per "book" of each ancient work. Labels on the end of each roll so you can stack them on the bookshelf.
pocmloc, Jun 28 2014


       Widely known to HAVE existed. Not sure about this being a proper HalfBakery Idea.
Vernon, Jun 28 2014

       The English translation would distinguish it from the original.
pertinax, Jun 30 2014

       Take two copies an existing book. Slice of the bindings. Glue pages in sequence on a roll of paper. Sell the book on eBay.   

       or Take a Greek and an English. Slice the bindings. Do a paste up of Greek / Eng. / Greek / Eng. until the end. Roll it up. Sell the book on eBay. Sweep up the mess.
popbottle, Jul 08 2014

       The reverse should be blank, [pb].
pocmloc, Jul 09 2014

       [+] doubleplusgood.   

       Ridiculously easy to implement. Even at the personal level, you can buy paper in rolls, with or without pin-feed holes, so any old printer could handle it. For a one-off you'd want a plotter-printer.   

       Portable versions would come in "Pringles cans", the outside of which would sport the cover-art. Much more robust than a book.   

       "Please turn to 145'11" of your textscroll..."
FlyingToaster, Jul 09 2014


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