Codices

A codex is a manuscript book, especially of Scripture, early literature, or ancient mythological or historical annals. The oldest extant Greek codex is a biblical manuscript from the 4th century BCE. Codices were developed separately by pre-Columbian Mesoamericans after 1000 CE. The earliest type of manuscript in the form of a modern book—a collection of pages stitched together along one side—the codex replaced earlier rolls of papyrus and wax tablets. What advantages did it provide over them? Discuss
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disparage

Definition: (verb) To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
Synonyms: belittle, pick at.
Usage: When it came to the principal's attention that Mrs. Smith regularly disparaged her students' efforts, she was removed from the classroom and reprimanded.
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