An astonished, outraged, dreamy and mindful eye on the world. Involuntarily Italian. Deliberately skeptical. However inappropriate.
Colophon of an amanuensis of the VIII century CE.
(“Dear reader, when you take this book wash your hands, turn the pages gently and keep your fingers away from the letters. Since those who don’t know how to write believe that this is not tiring, but on the contrary how heavy writing is! It strains the eyes, brings back-pain, fatigues all the limbs at the same time. Only three fingers write, but the whole body labours. As the sailor wants to get to his port, so the copyist yearns to reach the last line.”)