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Through the Lens of History – Vision 9: “Message for you, Sir!” – Part I Mail and Messengers from the Ancient World to the Early Middle Ages

15 March, 2010

Tis the ides of March (of which Caesar failed to beware) and time for more history:

Through the Lens of History: Using History for Better Gaming
Vision 9: “Message for you, Sir!” – Part I
Mail and Messengers from the Ancient World to the Early Middle Ages

Hand in hand with the development of writing was the use of writing for long distance communication.  Written messages did not need to be memorized by the messenger and they were almost guaranteed to be delivered without being accidentally changed. As literacy spread, so did letter writing and the demand for messengers.

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