UNCIAL … or how the upper and lower case letters were once combined
Črkoslikarije will jump into antique. In ancient Greece and Rome, the writing was used in two ways: stone-carved inscriptions and papyrus inscriptions. The ancient Greeks had their own writings, they developed it from Phoenician. During the centuries of its rule, it was carried over to nearby lands, including the Apennine Peninsula, where they had their colonies.
In the centuries when peoples were united in the Roman state, the script also adapted to Latin. Thus the basis for Latin was created: Roman monumental capitals (for carving on monuments). However, cursive and rustic have been developed for writing on parchment and waxed tiles.
And while capital (‘capital letters’ or ‘majuscule’) remained virtually unchanged to this day, italics quickly changed their form: in the centuries that followed, it was again influenced by handwriting techniques from Greece (e.g., translation of Bible scriptures from Greek into the first half of the 4th century). The letters thus became more rounded and curved, allowing fewer strokes and faster writing. Over time, the angle of the writing pen changed as well … thus, an uncial was created: single-height or. one inch font. Uncial was the most common typeface for writing books from the 4th to the 8th centuries.
Doesn’t uncial resemble the Greek alphabet?
In the letter paintings, we will paint a short word in uncial on the impregnated wood board.
Suitable for older elementary students, 10+