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The fact that a child is delivering the message is interesting I imagine peasant kids were the couriers of the day delivering messages around Greek & Roman cities on these little devices you can imagine them scuttling through the bustling streets with a couple of these tablets in a satchel and being paid a couple of low denomination coins (Quadrans) for their efforts.
originally posted by: skalla
I'm taking a punt here and don't have time to look into things any further, but the "ports" may well be to attach a decorative (bronze?) fascia on to the box etc.
I also thought a wax tablet or sweets/delicacies like others, but it's thinness an the manner of the observers hand led me towards jewellery or similar.
Given the fact that Ancient Greece is so well documented, and that this item appears in stonework (amongst other reasons) it being a laptop is way out of reach.
originally posted by: Skyfloating
Laptops have only a couple of years durability. I doubt the greeks would own these pieces of junk. They had much better: Oracles. And crystal glasses into which they would look and google the secrets of the whole universe.
originally posted by: Confed2001
But to take a line from Star Wars “Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fools who follow him?”
originally posted by: Char-Lee
a reply to: beansidhe
It is indeed ingenious! I had never seen these before which is surprising to me! So the hole would hold the "pencil"marker.