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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Joco et ludo

Despite failing to attend a school that taught Latin or anything else so grand I am curiously delighted by this expression. It was fascinating to learn some history (from my bed-time reading of "The History of the Countryside" by Oliver Rackham) about pollarding and coppicing underwood, felling trees for timber, hunting for deer, pannage for swine, etc that the monks of Suffolk, when visited by the Queen of France, used their woodland for fun and games.



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