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handwritten commentaries

notes in the margins
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A community to share and keep note of amusing comments written in the margins of academic books, both historical and recent, including the text itself where relevant. The footnotes of ancient scholiasts are welcomed just as much as the biroed debate of anonymous nineties undergraduates. Feel free to contribute notes (and indeed texts) in other languages, but for the less linguistically-minded of us a translation might be useful.

I have a vague aspiration to eventually compile a dictionary of these, but for the meantime this is purely for the entertainment of the intellectual types who are amused by such things.

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