Jeremy Norman Collection of Images - Creative Commons
Page opening from the Akademische Druck facsimile of the Vergilius Vaticanus in my library, emphasizing the majestic rustic capitals in which the text was written, without word spacing. The ends of some words are indicated by dots, but not consistently. The miniature painting depicts the start of the ship race in the games with which Aeneas celebrated the anniversary of his father's death. Aeneid 5.114-38.