A history of punctuation | Curio

A history of punctuation

22 mins | Sep 6, 2020

From ancient scrolls to endless scrolling, punctuation is about experimentation in search of shared meaning. How did we come to represent (through inky marks) the vagaries of the mind, inflexions of the voice and intensity of feeling? In this fascinating essay for Aeon magazine, author Florence Hazrat tells us the history behind the ways we write.

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