Majuscule Writing


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Majuscule Writing

 

an ancient Latin and Greek (including Byzantine) writing system using only majuscules, that is, capital letters. Greek majuscule writing was represented by the classical monumental Greek script established in Athens in the fourth century B.C. Latin majuscule writing used the monumental Latin script, with lapidary capital and lapidary square (sixth to fourth centuries B.C.), and rustic capital (first to fifth centuries) writing and uncial (fourth to seventh centuries). Byzantine handwriting used the late uncial and uncial writing systems (fifth to ninth centuries).

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