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Friday, June 29, 2007

It's Ramon Llull Week ...

... and Liam has exhorted us to get our Llull on, so hampered though I am by an almost total lack of knowledge of Ramon Llull, I've managed to come up with one bit of completely unsubstantiated Lull-matter.

It's said Llull got sassy with Duns Scotus .......

There is an amusing story about his [Llull's] attendance, when at the Sorbonne, of a class taught by Duns Scotus then a young man fresh from triumphs at Oxford. It seems that Scotus became annoyed by the old man in his audience who persisted in making signs of disagreement with what was being said. As a rebuke, Scotus asked him the exceedingly elementary question, "What part of speech is `Lord'?" Lull immediately replied, "The Lord is no part, but the whole." (link)



6 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

I'm going to coin a new term for you guys... LLullards.

So, Ramon was having an Al Gore "debate sighs" problem with Duns Scotus?

Now I have to find something that nobody has said about Ramon LLull yet... and something I can actully understand.

3:57 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Good luck with that :-)

4:21 AM  
Blogger Liam said...

That's a great story, I hadn't heard it. Thank you for participating in Ramon Llull week, Crystal.

6:46 AM  
Blogger cowboyangel said...

Llull sassy with Duns Scotus! That's a Llulliful story, Crystal.

10:57 AM  
Blogger cowboyangel said...

You realize, of course, that Llull had a role in getting rid of the Templars. I'm disappointed that no one blogged about that for Llull week. Things are bad when bloggers pass over the Templars so easily. What's this world coming to?!?!

12:52 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

It just shows what blogdom has come to .... if Umberto Eco can pen a tome on the Templars/Illuminati conspiracy, you'd think a few bloggers could produce a post or two.

1:18 PM  

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