Knocking on medieval Latin’s door

Where’s your Donatus? Medieval learners of Latin would react to this question by scrambling for their Latin textbooks. By the end of the Middle Ages, the name ‘Donatus’ was used for different kinds of elementary Latin grammar, all related to the works of the 4th century Roman grammarian Aelius Donatus. Every medieval library was likely to hold aContinue reading “Knocking on medieval Latin’s door”