Greek Handwriting 4
I know you have missed it. It has been a while since Greek Handwriting 3, so here is our next exciting installment!
Today we shall have some pi. The pi we will see is from the 13th century, manuscript 2444:
The text in this snippet reads as follows:
ματα εχιδνων. πως δυνασθε αγαθα λαλειν πονηροι οντες· εκ
There is one pi on each line. In both it is the 12th letter. This isn’t obvious on the second line because its ligatures shorten the distance from the beginning to the 12th letter...but it is true. The pi looks similar to our printed pi with the exception of the closed loops at the bottom. So, thankfully, it is pretty easy to recognize. This is a very common look for pi’s in Greek New Testament minuscules.