Anna A. Grotans's Reading in Medieval St. Gall PDF

By Anna A. Grotans

ISBN-10: 0511191731

ISBN-13: 9780511191732

ISBN-10: 0521803446

ISBN-13: 9780521803441

Studying to learn in medieval Germany intended studying to learn and comprehend Latin in addition to the scholars' personal language. The educating tools utilized in the medieval Abbey of St. Gall continue to exist within the translations and commentaries of the monk, student and instructor Notker Labeo (ca. 950-1022). Notker's pedagogic technique, even though deeply rooted in classical and monastic traditions, demonstrates progressive thoughts that come with delivering translations within the scholars' local German, delivering structural statement within the kind of simplified be aware order and punctuation, and furnishing certain markers that helped readers to accomplish texts out loud. Anna Grotans examines this special interaction among orality and literacy in Latin and previous excessive German, and illustrates her learn with many examples from Notker's manuscripts. This examine has a lot to give a contribution to our wisdom of medieval examining, and of the connection among Latin and the vernacular in quite a few formal and casual contexts.

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426–427; for Audax, GL 7, p. 322. 26 Medieval reading appropriate modulation of the voice. e. divisiones lectio ipsa habeat, vel qualiter legi debeat aut secundum quorum accentuum sonos sonare debeat, quotque divisiones habeat lectio. e. accentus, discretio, pronuntiatio, modulatio. Accentus est uniuscujusque syllabae pronuntiandi in sono qualitas. Discretio est confusarum significationum per plana significatio. Pronuntiatio est secundum scriptorum personas accomodata distinctione similitudo, ut puta aut senis temperamentum aut juvenis protervitas aut feminae infirmitas aut qualitas uniuscujusque personae ostendenda et mores uniuscujusque habitus exprimendi sunt.

Grammatica even often overlapped with the other arts of discourse, rhetorica and dialectica. 36 In an excursus in his translation of Boethius’ De consolatione, Notker describes the difference between grammar and rhetoric as follows: qu i d si t r heto ri ca . Rhetorica ´ıst e´in dero septem liberalium artium . d´az chˆıt tero s´ıben bˆuohl´ısto . dˆıe u´ nm´anige gel´ırnˆet h´abent . u´ nde a´ber m´anige gen´emmen ch´unnen. T´ero s´ıbeno ´ıst grammatica diu eˆrista . d´ıu u´ ns´ıh lˆeret rectiloquium .

66. 25 Reading in Medieval St. Gall [How many are the duties of the grammatical art? Four (as Victorinus says, the duties of the grammatical art are four). What are they? Lectio, enarratio, emendatio, judicium. What is lectio? Correct pronunciation according to the accent and the need of the meaning, or as others say, lectio is the varied enunciation of whatever kind of writing, keeping the dignity of persons and expressing the habit of mind of each one. What is enarratio? According to the will of the poet the description of each thing, or as others say, enarratio is the explanation of obscure meanings and questions.

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