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brought to the table his books, all the scholars of the Faculty together, in the presence of a tutor, shall review that regular lecture; and in this review the tutor shall follow a method which will enable him, by discreet questioning of every man, to gather whether each of them listened well to the lecture and remembered it, and which will recall the whole lecture by having its parts recited by individuals.  And if watchful care is used in this one hour will suffice.[69]

(e) Time-table of Lectures at Leipzig, 1519

There must have been some orderly arrangement of each day’s lectures as the requirements for the various degrees became fixed; but I have not found an early document on the subject.  The Statutes of Leipzig for 1519 give “an accurate arrangement of the lectures of the Faculty of Fine Arts, hour by hour, adapted to a variety of intellects and to diverse interests.”  They do not always specify the semester in which the book is to be read; in such cases the title is placed in the center of the column.  The list includes practically all the books required for the degrees of A.B. and A.M.  Unless otherwise specified, they are the works of Aristotle; but the versions are, as noted on page 48, new translations from the Greek.  These translations are praised in no uncertain terms in the Statutes.  The Metaphysic is presented in Latin by Bessarion “so cleverly and with so good faith that he will seem to differ not even a nail’s breadth from the Greek copies and sentiments of Aristotle.”  The Ethics and the Economics are “cleverly and charmingly put into Latin by Argyropulos;” the Politics and the Magna Moralia are “finely translated by Georgius Valla, that well-known man of great learning,” etc.  Lectures, it will be noted, began early.  The following tabular view is compiled from Zarncke, Statutenbuecher der Universitaet Leipzig, pp. 39-42.

In addition to the “ordinary,” or prescribed, books, “two books of Cicero’s Letters will be read on festal days”; and “the Greek Grammar of Theodorus Gaza will be explained at the expense of the illustrious Prince George.”

SUMMER      |     WINTER      |     SUMMER      |     WINTER
|                 |                 |
6 A.M.               |              1 P.M.
Metaphysics.     |Metaphysics.     |Posterior        |Topics (4 Bks.)
Introduction     |On               |  Analytics.     |Generation and
(Porphyry).    |  Interpretation |Sense and        |  Destruction. 
Categories.      |Logic (Aquinas). |  Sensation.     |Being and
|                 |Memory and       |  Essence
On Six Principles (Gilbert de la   |  Recollection.  |  (Aquinas). 
Porree).                         |Sleep and Waking.|
Physics (Digest of Aristotle by    |Longevity and    |
Albertus Magnus).                |  Shortlivedness.|
-----------------------------------|                 |
8 A.M.               |Institutes of Oratory
|  (Quintilian). 
Physical Hearing (sic.) Physics?   |----------------------------------

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