Book 1.v.1-2. Grammar – speaking correctly.

(detail) Brit.Lib. Harley MS 3941/1   f.4v.  9thC
(detail) Brit.Lib. Add MS 15603 f.6r. Last quarter of the 12thC

The Grammars of Priscian and of Donatus were preferred as school texts, but Isidore’s treatment continued to be copied. The next example was made in Germany in 1495, fully eight centuries after the Etymologies was written.  This manuscript ornaments the text with humour.

(detail) Brit.Lib. MS Harley 3035 f.6r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(detail) Brit Harley 3752 f.130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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