The Commonplace Book of Count Arturus

Commonplace books are personal texts that can combine a wide range of compiled information on a specific theme. Essentially scrapbooks, they are unique to the creator’s interests. Although they became especially popular in the 17th century, the number of miscellancy that can be found speak to the existence of commonplace books long before then. This particular book focuses on those subjects of interest to Count Arturus – fighting, spearwork, tactics, poetry, stories of famous saints and kings – particularly those of King Arthur.


The story goes that Marcus Cato was content with the same wine as the men of his army.

Lucius Paulus used to say that a general ought to be an old man in character, meaning thereby that moderate counsels should be followed.

 

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