Saturday 9 December 2023

Cities Inflamed with Grammar

Et villas video, urbes, ac oppida studiis fervere grammaticae. Unde a veteribus historicis noluissem, si facultas suppeteret, discrepare.
I see villages, towns, cities fervently studying grammar. Hence, I did not wish, when it was within my capabilities, to deviate from the practices of the ancient historians.
Guibert de Nogent (c. 1055–1124), Gesta dei per Francos in Patrologia Latina, vol.156, col.680. My translation.