if you have battled your way heroically to here you are doing well. If you really want to test out your brains, try working through a transcript of the section shown using a pen and paper, then check it against ours. If you can manage that, and can remember the text off verbatim the next day, and explain what it means, you are well on your way to becoming a medieval philosopher and theologian. As for me, I'm just a humble little untangler of medieval writing puzzles.
Sentences of Peter Lombard. From a private collection. Photographs © Dianne Tillotson.

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