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Writing Over


overwritingLooking at this article on the discovery of Archimedes’ treatise, “the Method”, the following sentence stood out: “In the 12th century, the text of a prayer book was written over the original Greek text.” They’re not kidding, and it’s not a metaphor. This was done frequently in the middle ages when paper was scarce. One grabbed a book from the library and wrote over it. Could be applicable to a lot of things.

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December 15, 2007 - Posted by | Western Rite Liturgics, Western Rite Weirdness | , , , , , , ,

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