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Many of the prostitutes in town were Xhosa. They also introduced her to white men who were willing to rent out flats in town. She met a German fellow through one of her prostitute friends, and he agreed to let her a flat in his name. She was caught and arrested many times, for not having her ID on the way home from work, for being in a white area after hours.

The penalty for violating the pass laws was thirty days in jail or a fine of fifty rand, nearly half her monthly salary. She would scrape together the money, pay the fine, and go right back about her business. She lived in number He lived in As a former trading colony, South Africa has always had a large expatriate community.

People find their way here. Tons of Germans. Lots of Dutch. Hillbrow at the time was the Greenwich Village of South Africa. It was a thriving scene, cosmopolitan and liberal. There were galleries and underground theaters where artists and performers dared to speak up and criticize Borrow Your Lips - Flying Erase Head - International Symbol Of Access (Cassette government in front of integrated crowds.

There were restaurants and nightclubs, a lot of them foreign-owned, that served a mixed clientele, black people who hated the status quo and white people who simply thought it ridiculous.

People would meet up and hang out, have parties. My mom threw herself into that scene. She was always out at some club, some party, dancing, meeting people. She was a regular at the Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Africa at that time. It had a nightclub with a rotating dance floor on the top floor.

It was an exhilarating time but still dangerous. Sometimes the restaurants and clubs would get shut down, sometimes not. Sometimes the performers and patrons would get arrested, sometimes not. It was a roll of the dice. My mother never knew whom to trust, who might turn her in to the police.

Neighbors would report on one another. And you must remember that black people worked for the government as well.

As far as her white neighbors knew, my mom could have been a spy posing as a prostitute posing as a maid, sent into Hillbrow to inform on whites who were breaking the law. Living alone in the city, not being trusted and not being able to trust, my mother started spending more and more time in the company of someone with whom she felt safe: the tall Swiss man down the corridor in He was forty-six.

She was twenty-four. He was quiet and reserved; she was wild and free. Something clicked. I know that there was a genuine bond and a love between my parents.

I saw it. All I do know is that one day she made her proposal. I asked you to help me to have my kid. I just want the sperm from you. Honor me with your yes so that I can live peacefully. I want a child of my own, and I want it from you. You will be able to see it as much as you like, but you will have no obligations.

Just make this child for me. She wanted a child, not a man stepping in to run her life. Eventually he said yes. Why he said yes is a question I will never have the answer to. Nine months after that yes, on February Borrow Your Lips - Flying Erase Head - International Symbol Of Access (Cassette,my mother checked into Hillbrow Hospital for a scheduled C-section delivery. Estranged from her family, pregnant by a man she could not be seen with in public, she was alone.

The doctors took her up to the delivery room, cut open her belly, and reached in and pulled out a half-white, half-black child who violated any number of laws, statutes, and regulations—I was born a crime. They probably knew she was lying, but they accepted it because they needed an explanation.

Under apartheid, the government labeled everything on your birth certificate: race, tribe, nationality. Everything had to be categorized. And my mother, true to her word, was prepared for him not to be involved.

The next week she went to visit him, with no baby. To her surprise, he asked where I was. So the three of us formed a kind of family, as much as our peculiar situation would allow. I lived with my mom. The only time I could be with my father was indoors. My mom and I used to go to Joubert Park all the time. My mother tells me that once, when I was a toddler, my dad tried to go with us.

He panicked and ran away. I thought it was a game and kept chasing him. When I was a newborn, she could wrap me up and take me anywhere, but very quickly that was no longer an option. I was a giant baby, an enormous child. There was no way to hide me.

It was illegal to be mixed to have a black parent and a white parentbut it was not illegal to be colored to have two parents who were both colored. So my mom moved me around the world as a colored child.

There was a colored woman named Queen who lived in our block of flats. When we wanted to go out to the park, my mom would invite her to go with us. Queen would walk next to me and act like she was my mother, and my mother would walk a few steps behind, like she was the maid working for the colored woman.

We lived in town, but I would spend weeks at a time with my grandmother in Soweto, often during the holidays. The township was a city unto itself, with a population of nearly one million. There were only two roads in and out. That was so the military could lock us in, quell any rebellion. And if the monkeys ever went crazy and tried to break out of their cage, the air force could fly over and bomb the shit out of everyone.

In the city, as difficult as it was to get around, we managed. Enough people were out and about, black, white, and colored, going to and from work, that we could get lost in the crowd. But only black people were permitted in Soweto. It was much harder to hide someone who looked like me, and the government was watching much more closely. In the white areas you rarely saw the police, and if you did it was Officer Friendly in his collared shirt and pressed pants.

In Soweto the police were an occupying army. They wore riot gear. They were militarized. They operated in teams known as flying squads, because they would swoop in out of nowhere, riding in armored personnel carriers—hippos, we called them—tanks with enormous tires and slotted holes in the side of the vehicle to fire their guns out of.

You saw one, you ran. That was a fact of life. The township was in a constant state of insurrection; someone was always marching or protesting somewhere and had to be suppressed.

My memories of the hippos and the flying squads come from when I was five or six, when apartheid was finally coming apart. I never saw the police before that, because we could never risk the police seeing me. Whenever we went to Soweto, my grandmother refused to let me outside. Please, can I go play with my cousins? Children could be taken. Children were taken. The wrong color kid in the wrong color area, and the government could come in, strip your parents of custody, haul you off to an orphanage.

There were also the blackjacks, black people who worked for the police. My gran still tells the story of when I was three years old and, fed up with being a prisoner, I dug a hole under the gate in the driveway, wriggled through, and ran off. Everyone panicked. A search party went out and tracked me down.

I had no idea how much danger I was putting everyone in. The family could have been deported, my gran could have been arrested, my mom might have gone to prison, and I probably would have been packed off to a home for colored kids. So I was kept inside. I lived inside my head. I still live inside my head. I have to remember to be with people. Traveling around the world today, I meet other mixed South Africans all the time.

Our stories start off identically. Their parents met at some underground party in Hillbrow or Cape Town. They lived in an illegal flat.

The difference is that in virtually every other case they left. The white parent smuggled them out through Lesotho or Botswana, and they grew up in exile, in England or Germany or Switzerland, because being a mixed family under apartheid was just that unbearable.

Once Mandela was elected we could finally live freely. Exiles started to return. I met my first one when I was around seventeen. You mean we could have left? That was an option? You hit the ground and break all your bones, you go to the hospital and you heal and you move on and finally put the whole thing behind you—and then one day somebody tells you about parachutes. I went straight home and asked Borrow Your Lips - Flying Erase Head - International Symbol Of Access (Cassette mom.

Why should I leave? We adopted the religion of our colonizers, but most people held on to the old ancestral ways, too, just in case. I come from a country where people are more likely to visit sangomas—shamans, traditional healers, pejoratively known as witch doctors—than they are to visit doctors of Western medicine.

I come from a country where people have been arrested and tried for witchcraft—in a court of law. I remember a man being on trial for striking another person with lightning. That happens a lot in the homelands. There are no tall buildings, few tall trees, nothing between you and the sky, so people get hit by lightning all the time. So if you had a beef with the guy who got killed, someone will accuse you of murder and the police will come knocking. You used witchcraft to kill David Kibuuka by causing him to be struck by lightning.

The court is presided over by a judge. There is a docket. There is a prosecutor. Your defense attorney has to prove lack of motive, go through the crime-scene forensics, present a staunch defense. My father was loving and devoted, but I could only see him when and where apartheid allowed. His name was Temperance Noah, which was odd since he was not a man Borrow Your Lips - Flying Erase Head - International Symbol Of Access (Cassette moderation at all.

He was boisterous and loud. He loved the ladies, and the ladies loved him. He had a big, dazzling smile with bright white teeth—false teeth. We found out much later in life that he was bipolar, but before that we just thought he was eccentric.

He was in his eighties. I was twelve. He had his fists up, circling me. Come on! Put your fists up! Hit me! I ran to my mom, and she got him to stop. Temperance lived with his second family in the Meadowlands, and we visited them sparingly because my mom was always afraid of being poisoned. Which was a thing that would happen. The first family were the heirs, so there was always the chance they might get poisoned by the second family.

It was like Game of Thrones with poor people. They might poison us. In addition to my mom there was my aunt Sibongile; she and her first husband, Dinky, had two kids, my cousins Mlungisi and Bulelwa.

Sibongile was a powerhouse, a strong woman in every sense, big-chested, the mother hen. Dinky, as his name implies, was dinky. He was a small man. He was abusive, but not really. He was trying to live up to this image of what he thought a husband should be, dominant, controlling. Because she loves you. I was in the yard and Dinky came running out of the house screaming bloody murder. Sibongile was right behind him with a pot of boiling water, cursing at him and threatening to douse him with it.

And men were lucky if it was water. Some women used hot cooking oil. Water was if the woman wanted to teach her man a lesson. Oil meant she wanted to end it. My grandmother Frances Noah was the family matriarch. She ran the house, looked after the kids, did the cooking and the cleaning. Where my grandfather was big and boisterous, my grandmother was calm, calculating, with a mind as sharp as anything.

If you need to know anything in the family history, going back to the s, she can tell you what day it happened, where it happened, and why it happened. She remembers it all. My great-grandmother lived with us as well. We called her Koko. Her eyes had gone white, clouded over by cataracts.

The coal stove was always on. It was for cooking, heating the house, heating water for baths. We put her there because it was the warmest spot in the house. In the morning someone would wake her and bring her to sit in the kitchen. At night someone would come take her to bed. Sit by the stove. She was fantastic and fully with it.

Our relationship was nothing but command prompts and replies, like talking to a computer. Their fathers were off working in a mine somewhere, able to come home only during the holidays. Their fathers had been sent to prison. Their fathers were in exile, fighting for the cause.

Women held the community together. In Soweto, religion filled the void left by absent men. I used to ask my mom if it was hard for her to raise me alone without a husband. God is my husband. Prayer meetings would rotate houses up and down the block based on the day. These groups were women and children only. Then we would go around the circle offering prayers. The grannies would talk about what was happening in their lives. I had a good week at work. I got a raise and I wanted to say thank you and praise Jesus.

Masango vulekani singene eJerusalema. Pray, sing, pray. Sing, pray, sing. Sing, sing, sing. Pray, pray, pray. Ah-ah-ah- ah-men. Next night, different house, same thing. One, I got to clap along on the beat for the singing. And two, I loved to pray. My grandmother always told me that she loved my prayers. She believed my prayers were more powerful, because I prayed in English. The Bible is in English.

Which made my prayers the best prayers because English prayers get answered first. How do we know this? Look at white people. Add to that Matthew To White Jesus? I can feel it. Whenever the prayer meetings were at our house, because my prayers were so good, my grandmother would want me to pray for everyone. I loved doing it. My grandmother had convinced me that my prayers got answered. I felt like I was helping people. Yes, it was a prison designed by our oppressors, but it also gave us a sense of self-determination and control.

Soweto was ours. In America the dream is to make it out of the ghetto. In Soweto, because there was no leaving the ghetto, the dream was to transform the ghetto. There were no paved roads, minimal electricity, inadequate sewerage. But when you put one million people together in one place, they find a way to make a life for themselves.

The most common were the spaza shops and the shebeens. The spaza shops were informal grocery stores. People would build a kiosk in their garage, buy wholesale bread and eggs, and then resell them piecemeal. Everyone in the township bought things in minute quantities because nobody had any money. You could buy a quarter loaf of bread, a cup of sugar. The shebeens were where men would go to drink after work and during prayer meetings and most any other time of day as well.

People built homes the way they bought eggs: a little at a time. Every family in the township was allocated a piece of land by the government. One wall. Then, years later, a third wall and eventually a fourth. Now you had a room, one room for everyone in your family to sleep, eat, do everything. Then windows. Then your daughter would start a family. Now your house had two rooms. Then three. Maybe four. My grandmother lived in Orlando East.

She had a two-room house. Not a two- bedroom house. A two-room house. Some might say we lived like poor people. My aunt and cousins would be there whenever she was on the outs with Dinky. We all slept on the floor in one room, my mom and me, my aunt and my cousins, my uncle and my grandmother and my great-grandmother. We had two shanties in the backyard that my grandmother would rent out to migrants and seasonal workers.

We had a small peach tree in a tiny patch on one side of the house and on the other side my grandmother had a driveway. I never understood why my grandmother had a driveway.

Yet she had a driveway. All of our neighbors had driveways, some with fancy, cast-iron gates. None of them had cars, either. There was no future in which most of these families would ever have cars. There was maybe one car for every thousand people, yet almost everyone had a driveway. It was almost like building the driveway was a way of willing the car to happen. It read A. We were at sixty thousand feet. Lucky we only did a puddle jump.

All things considered, the flight had been remarkably ordinary. A handful of technicians scurried onto the runway to tend to the X The pilot escorted Langdon to a black Peugeot sedan in a parking area beside the control tower. Moments later they were speeding down a paved road that stretched out across the valley floor.

A faint cluster of buildings rose in the distance. Outside, the grassy plains tore by in a blur. Langdon watched in disbelief as the pilot pushed the speedometer up around kilometers an hour—over miles per hour.

What is it with this guy and speed? Why not make it three and get us there alive? The car raced on. A woman started singing. His female colleagues often ribbed him that his collection of museum-quality artifacts was nothing more than a transparent attempt to fill an empty home, a home they insisted would benefit greatly from the presence of a woman. Langdon always laughed it off, reminding them he already had three loves in his life—symbology, water polo, and bachelorhood—the latter being a freedom that enabled him to travel the world, sleep as late as he wanted, and enjoy quiet nights at home with a brandy and a good book.

Without warning the pilot jammed on the brakes. The car skidded to a stop outside a reinforced sentry booth. Langdon read the sign before them. He suddenly felt a wave of panic, realizing where he was. The sentry ran it through an electronic authentication device.

The machine flashed green. He turned and checked a computer printout, verifying it against the data on his computer screen. Then he returned to the window. Looming before them was a rectangular, ultramodern structure of glass and steel. He had always had a fond love of architecture. Physics is the religion around here. Quarks and mesons? No border control?

Mach 15 jets? Who the hell ARE these guys? The driver did not answer. The director will meet you at this entrance. He looked to be in his early sixties. Even at a distance his eyes looked lifeless—like two gray stones. The driver looked up. The man in the wheelchair accelerated toward Langdon and offered a clammy hand. We spoke on the phone. My name is Maximilian Kohler. It was a title more of fear than reverence for the figure who ruled over his dominion from a wheelchair throne.

Although few knew him personally, the horrific story of how he had been crippled was lore at CERN, and there were few there who blamed him for his bitterness. The wheelchair was like none Langdon had ever seen—equipped with a bank of electronics including a multiline phone, a paging system, computer screen, even a small, detachable video camera.

The Glass Cathedral, Langdon mused, gazing upward toward heaven. Overhead, the bluish glass roof shimmered in the afternoon sun, casting rays of geometric patterns in the air and giving the room a sense of grandeur. Angular shadows fell like veins across the white tiled walls and down to the marble floors. The air smelled clean, sterile. A handful of scientists moved briskly about, their footsteps echoing in the resonant space.

His accent was rigid and precise, like his stern features. Kohler coughed and wiped his mouth on a white handkerchief as he fixed his dead gray eyes on Langdon. Langdon followed past what seemed to be countless Album) branching off the main atrium. Every hallway was alive with activity. The scientists who saw Kohler seemed to stare in surprise, eyeing Langdon as if wondering who he must be to command such company.

They see us as nothing but a quaint shopping district—an odd perception if you consider the nationalities of men like Einstein, Galileo, and Newton. He pulled the fax from his pocket. Not here. I am taking you to him now. Kohler took a sharp left and entered a wide hallway adorned with awards and commendations. A particularly large plaque dominated the entry. Langdon slowed to read the engraved bronze as they passed. Langdon had always thought of the Web as an American invention.

Then again, his knowledge was limited to the site for his own book and the occasional on-line exploration of the Louvre or El Prado on his old Macintosh. It enabled scientists from different departments to share daily findings with one another. Of course, the entire world is under the impression the Web is U. CERN is far greater than a global connection of computers. Our scientists produce miracles almost daily.

Miracles were left for the School of Divinity. Do you not believe in miracles? Particularly those that take place in science labs.

I was simply trying to speak your language. How simple of me. One does not need to have cancer to analyze its symptoms. As they moved down the hallway, Kohler gave an accepting nod. As the pair hurried on, Langdon began to sense a deep rumbling up ahead.

The noise got more and more pronounced with every step, reverberating through the walls. It seemed to be coming from the end of the hallway in front of them. He felt like they were approaching an active volcano. He offered no other explanation. He was exhausted, and Maximilian Kohler seemed disinterested in winning any hospitality awards.

Langdon reminded himself why he was here. He assumed somewhere in this colossal facility was a body. They rounded the bend, and a viewing gallery appeared on the right. Four thick-paned portals were embedded in a curved wall, like windows in a submarine. Langdon stopped and looked through one of the holes. Professor Robert Langdon had seen some strange things in his life, but this was the strangest.

He blinked a few times, wondering if he was hallucinating. He was staring into an enormous circular chamber. Inside the chamber, floating as though weightless, were people. Three of them. One waved and did a somersault in midair. My God, he thought. The floor of the room was a mesh grid, like a giant sheet of chicken wire.

Visible beneath the grid was the metallic blur of a huge propeller. For stress relief. One of the free fallers, an obese woman, maneuvered toward the window. She was being buffeted by the air currents but grinned and flashed Langdon the thumbs-up sign.

Langdon smiled weakly and returned the gesture, wondering if she knew it was the ancient phallic symbol for masculine virility. The heavyset woman, Langdon noticed, was the only one wearing what appeared to be a miniature parachute.

The swathe of fabric billowed over her like a toy. He never suspected that later that night, in a country hundreds of miles away, the information would save his life.

The scene before him looked like an Ivy League campus. A grassy slope cascaded downward onto an expansive lowlands where clusters of sugar maples dotted quadrangles bordered by brick dormitories and footpaths. Scholarly looking individuals with stacks of books hustled in and out of buildings.

Our physicists represent over five hundred universities and sixty nationalities. The universal language of science. He dutifully followed Kohler down the path. Halfway to the bottom, a young man jogged by. Langdon looked after him, mystified.

Where did we come from? What are we made of? The questions seem spiritual. Langdon, all questions were once spiritual. The rising and setting of the sun was once attributed to Helios and a flaming chariot.

Earthquakes and tidal waves were the wrath of Poseidon. Science has now proven those gods to be false idols. Soon all Gods will be proven to be false idols. Science has now provided answers to almost every question man can ask. There are only a few questions left, and they are the esoteric ones. Where do we come from? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life and the universe? These are questions we are answering. As they walked, a Frisbee sailed overhead and skidded to a stop directly in front of them.

Kohler ignored it and kept going. A voice called out from across the quad. Langdon picked up the Frisbee and expertly threw it back. The old man caught it on one finger and bounced it a few times before whipping it over his shoulder to his partner. My lucky day. It took Langdon and Kohler three more minutes to reach their destination—a large, well-kept dormitory sitting in a grove of aspens.

Compared to the other dorms, this structure seemed luxurious. Imaginative title, Langdon thought. It had a red brick facade, an ornate balustrade, and sat framed by sculpted symmetrical hedges.

As the two men ascended the stone path toward the entry, they passed under a gateway formed by a pair of marble columns. Someone had put a sticky-note on one of them. Langdon mused, eyeing the column and chuckling to himself. Ionic columns are uniform in width. A common mistake. Ionic means containing ions—electrically charged particles. Most objects contain them. Langdon was still feeling stupid when he stepped from the elevator on the top floor of Building C.

He followed Kohler down a well-appointed corridor. The decor was unexpected—traditional colonial French—a cherry divan, porcelain floor vase, and scrolled woodwork.

Evidently, Langdon thought. One of your upper-level employees? I came up here to locate him and found him dead in his living room. His stomach had never been particularly stalwart. Kohler led the way to the far end of the hallway. There was a single door. Langdon eyed the lone oak door before them.

He was one of the most brilliant scientists of our time. His death is a profound loss for science. But as quickly as it had come, it was gone. Kohler reached in his pocket and began sifting through a large key ring. An odd thought suddenly occurred to Langdon. The building seemed deserted. The lack of activity was hardly what he expected considering they were about to enter a murder scene.

You sent me a fax of a homicide. You must have called the police. She is also a physicist here at CERN. She and her father share a lab. They are partners. Vetra has been away this week doing field research.

Therefore, it will wait until Ms. Vetra has arrived. I feel I owe her at least that modicum of discretion. As the door swung open, a blast of icy air hissed into the hall and hit Langdon in the face. He was gazing across the threshold of an alien world. The flat before him was immersed in a thick, white fog. The mist swirled in smoky vortexes around the furniture and shrouded the room in opaque haze.

And I forgot my magic slippers. The late Leonardo Vetra lay on his back, stripped naked, his skin bluish-gray. His neck bones were jutting out where they had been broken, and his head was twisted completely backward, pointing the wrong way.

His face was out of view, pressed against the floor. The man lay in a frozen puddle of his own urine, the hair around his shriveled genitals spidered with frost. Although Langdon had stared at the symmetrical wound a dozen times on the fax, the burn was infinitely more commanding in real life. The raised, broiled flesh was perfectly delineated. Langdon wondered if the intense chill now raking through his body was the air-conditioning or his utter amazement with the significance of what he was now staring at.

His heart pounded as he circled the body, reading the word upside down, reaffirming the genius of the symmetry. The symbol seemed even less conceivable now that he was staring at it. He was in another world. The gears turned. Langdon did not look up. His disposition now intensified, his focus total.

As a scientist I have come to learn that information is only as valuable as its source. Your credentials seemed authentic. Kohler said nothing more. He simply stared, apparently waiting for Langdon to shed some light on the scene before them.

Langdon looked up, glancing around the frozen flat. The Illuminati history was by no means a simple one. He gazed again at the brand, feeling a renewed sense of awe.

Although accounts of the Illuminati emblem were legendary in modern symbology, no academic had ever actually seen it. And although ambigrams were common in symbology—swastikas, yin yang, Jewish stars, simple crosses—the idea that a word could be crafted into an ambigram seemed utterly impossible.

Yes, Langdon thought, who indeed? He began his tale. Religion has always persecuted science. But in the s, a group of men in Rome fought back against the church. Only through rites of extreme secrecy did the scientists remain safe. Word spread through the academic underground, and the Illuminati brotherhood grew to include academics from all over Europe.

The scientists met regularly in Rome at an ultrasecret lair they called the Church of Illumination. Although his data were incontrovertible, the astronomer was severely punished for implying that God had placed mankind somewhere other than at the center of His universe. Kohler looked up. Galileo was an Illuminatus. And he was also a devout Catholic.

He held that science and religion were not enemies, but rather allies—two different languages telling the same story, a story of symmetry and balance.

Kohler simply sat in his wheelchair and stared. So the church tried Galileo as a heretic, found him guilty, and put him under permanent house arrest. I am quite aware of scientific history, Mr. But this was all centuries ago. What does it have to do with Leonardo Vetra? Langdon cut to the chase. Mistakes were made, and the church discovered the identities of four members, whom they captured and interrogated. But the four scientists revealed nothing. On the chest.

With the symbol of a cross. With the church closing in, the remaining Illuminati fled Italy. Over the years, the Illuminati began absorbing new members.

A new Illuminati emerged. A darker Illuminati. A deeply anti-Christian Illuminati. They grew very powerful, employing mysterious rites, deadly secrecy, vowing someday to rise again and take revenge on the Catholic Church. Their power grew to the point where the church considered them the single most dangerous anti-Christian force on earth. The Vatican denounced the brotherhood as Shaitan. The church chose Islam for the name because it was a language they considered dirty.

The Hassassin strode quickly now, his black eyes filling with anticipation. Phase two begins shortly. The Hassassin smirked. He had been awake all night, but sleep was the last thing on his mind. Sleep was for the weak. He was a warrior like his ancestors before him, and his people never slept once a battle had begun. This battle had most definitely begun, and he had been given the honor of spilling first blood.

Now he had two hours to celebrate his glory before going back to work. There are far better ways to relax. An appetite for hedonistic pleasure was something bred into him by his ancestors. His ascendants had indulged in hashish, but he preferred a different kind of gratification. He took pride in his body—a well- tuned, lethal machine, which, despite his heritage, he refused to pollute with narcotics. He had developed a more nourishing addiction than drugs.

Feeling a familiar anticipation swelling within him, the Hassassin moved faster down the alley. He arrived at the nondescript door and rang the bell. A view slit in the door opened, and two soft brown eyes studied him appraisingly.

Then the door swung open. She ushered him into an impeccably furnished sitting room where the lights were low. The air was laced with expensive perfume and musk. The Hassassin smiled. As he sat on the plush divan and positioned the photo album on his lap, he felt a carnal hunger stir. Although his people did not celebrate Christmas, he imagined that this is what it must feel like to be a Christian child, sitting before a stack of Christmas presents, about to discover the miracles inside.

He opened the album and examined the photos. A lifetime of sexual fantasies stared back at him. An Italian goddess. A young Sophia Loren. A Japanese geisha.

No doubt skilled. Fino al II secolo d. All'arrivo del Medioevocirca mezzo millennio dopo, i codici - di foggia e costruzione in tutto simili al libro moderno - rimpiazzarono il rotolo e furono composti principalmente di pergamena.

Quattro son troppi? Anche nei suoi distici, Marziale continua a citare il codex: un anno prima del suddetto, una raccolta di distici viene pubblicata con lo scopo di accompagnare donativi.

Questa mole composta da numerosi fogli contiene quindici libri poetici del Nasone». Dal II secolo a. Nel mondo antico non godette di molta fortuna a causa del prezzo elevato rispetto a quello del papiro. Il libro in forma di rotolo consisteva in fogli preparati da fibre di papiro phylire disposte in uno strato orizzontale lo strato che poi riceveva la scrittura sovrapposto ad uno strato verticale la faccia opposta.

La scrittura era effettuata su colonne, generalmente sul lato del papiro che presentava le fibre orizzontali. Non si hanno molte testimonianze sui rotoli di pergamena tuttavia la loro forma era simile a quella dei libri in papiro. Gli inchiostri neri utilizzati erano a base di nerofumo e gomma arabica. Dal II secolo d. La vecchia forma libraria a rotolo scompare in ambito librario.

In forma notevolmente differente permane invece in ambito archivistico. Questo mezzo, permettendo l'accelerazione della produzione delle copie di testi contribuisce alla diffusione del libro e della cultura. Altri suoi distici rivelano che tra i regali fatti da Marziale c'erano copie di Virgiliodi Cicerone e Livio.

Le parole di Marziale danno la distinta impressione che tali edizioni fossero qualcosa di recentemente introdotto. Sono stati rinvenuti "taccuini" contenenti fino a dieci tavolette. Nel tempo, furono anche disponibili modelli di lusso fatti con tavolette di avorio invece che di legno. Ai romani va il merito di aver compiuto questo passo essenziale, e devono averlo fatto alcuni decenni prima della fine del I secolo d.

Il grande vantaggio che offrivano rispetto ai rolli era la capienza, vantaggio che sorgeva dal fatto che la facciata esterna del rotolo era lasciata in bianco, vuota. Il codice invece aveva scritte entrambe le facciate di ogni pagina, come in un libro moderno. La prima pagina porta il volto del poeta.

I codici di cui parlava erano fatti di pergamena ; nei distici che accompagnavano il regalo di una copia di Omeroper esempio, Marziale la descrive come fatta di "cuoio con molte pieghe". Ma copie erano anche fatte di fogli di papiro. Quando i greci ed i romani disponevano solo del rotolo per scrivere libri, si preferiva usare il papiro piuttosto che la pergamena.

I ritrovamenti egiziani ci permettono di tracciare il graduale rimpiazzo del rotolo da parte del codice. Fece la sua comparsa in Egitto non molto dopo il tempo di Marziale, nel II secolo d. Il suo debutto fu modesto. A tutt'oggi sono stati rinvenuti 1. Verso il d.

I ritrovamenti egiziani gettano luce anche sulla transizione del codex dal papiro alla pergamena. Sebbene gli undici codici della Bibbia datati in quel secolo fossero papiracei, esistono circa 18 codici dello stesso secolo con scritti pagani e quattro di questi sono in pergamena.

Non ne scegliemmo alcuno, ma ne raccogliemmo altri otto per i quali gli diedi dracme in conto. Il codex tanto apprezzato da Marziale aveva quindi fatto molta strada da Roma. Nel terzo secolo, quando tali codici divennero alquanto diffusi, quelli di pergamena iniziarono ad essere popolari.

In breve, anche in Egittola fonte mondiale del papiroil codice di pergamena occupava una notevole quota di mercato. Sono tutti di pergamena, edizioni eleganti, scritti in elaborata calligrafia su sottili fogli di pergamena. Per tali edizioni di lusso il papiro era certamente inadatto. In almeno un'area, la giurisprudenza romanail codex di pergamena veniva prodotto sia in edizioni economiche che in quelle di lusso. La caduta dell'Impero romano nel V secolo d.

Il papiro divenne difficile da reperire a causa della mancanza di contatti con l' Antico Egitto e la pergamenache per secoli era stata tenuta in secondo piano, divenne il materiale di scrittura principale. I monasteri continuarono la tradizione scritturale latina dell' Impero romano d'Occidente. La tradizione e lo stile dell' Impero romano predominavano ancora, ma gradualmente emerse la cultura del libro medievale.

I monaci irlandesi introdussero la spaziatura tra le parole nel VII secolo. L'innovazione fu poi adottata anche nei Paesi neolatini come l'Italiaanche se non divenne comune prima del XII secolo. Si ritiene che l'inserimento di spazi tra le parole abbia favorito il passaggio dalla lettura semi-vocalizzata a quella silenziosa.

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