Palimpsest sentence example

palimpsest
  • In that year, however, Angelo Mai discovered in the Ambrosian library at Milan a palimpsest manuscript (and, later, some additional sheets of it in the Vatican), on which had been originally written some of Fronto's letters to his royal pupils and their replies.
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  • The letters, together with the other fragments in the palimpsest, were published at Rome in 1823.
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  • It is a palimpsest MS., and the upper writing (lives of saints), dated A.D.
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  • The traces of alternations of adaptations corresponding to these alternations of habitat are recorded both in palaeontology and anatomy, although often after the obscure analogy of the earlier and later writings of a palimpsest.
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  • He also, on a journey home from Italy, deciphered in a palimpsest at St Gall the fragments of Flavius Merobaudes, a Roman poet of the 5th century.
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  • Many brasses engraved between 1570 and 1585 are palimpsest, with brasses engraved between 1570 and 1585 are palimpsest, with brasses from the Low Countries on the reverse.
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  • As Hatoum struggles to rise, her limbs mark the sides of the container until they become a palimpsest of muddy traces.
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  • The lowland English farming landscape is a rich palimpsest of settlement and exploitation.
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  • It was corrupted to abilior by omission of the h and confusion of t and 1, and this corruption, which is attested by the oldest extant copy, the Ambrosian palimpsest, was still further corrupted in the other copies to agilior.
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  • In the same passage he used an incorrect adjective, Phliuntii for Phliasii; he says that he had already corrected his own copy, but the mistake survives in the single palimpsest in which this work has been preserved.
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  • The episcopal palace contains the ancient and valuable chapter library, of about 12,000 volumes and over 500 MSS., among them the palimpsest of the Institutiones of Gaius which Niebuhr discovered.
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  • A palimpsest containing fragments of various orations was recently destroyed by the fire at the Turin library.
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  • An independent value attaches to the ancient palimpsest of Verona, of which the first complete account was given by Mommsen in Abhandl.
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  • C, von Soden S 3; an uncial palimpsest (the top writing being that of Ephraem) of the 5th century.
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  • When we attempt to decipher the physical history of the country from the complicated record afforded by the stratigraphical palimpsest, we are checked at the outset by the dearth of information from being able to picture the geographical condition in the older Palaeozoic periods.
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  • But the scattered details of comparative anatomy are capable of manifold arrangement, while the palimpsest of individual development is not merely fragmentary, but often has the fragments misplaced.
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