The icon you have clicked on marks this as a page created as part of "New Tools for Teaching", by James J. O'Donnell of Georgetown University, an interactive series of WWW pages designed to explain and demonstrate some of the power of the Internet that teachers can exploit. The image is from the Codex Amiatinus, the oldest surviving manuscript of a complete Latin Bible, from eighth century Northumbria in Great Britain. The figure represented is that of the scribe Ezra, who restored the books of the Law after the Babylonian captivity; but there are features of the iconography that make many think it is also a flatteringly veiled portrait of Cassiodorus, sixth-century statesman and scholar. Click on "back" to return to the page you were reading, or you may go to the front page of this series of pages to begin navigating afresh. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please feel free to send e-mail to J.J. O'Donnell by filling out this form:

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