Class began as scheduled at 9:30am in Morrill Hall Room 202. The class roster listed twenty students, unchanged since the last class meeting. Thirteen attended.
Discussion covered Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum britanniae in brief. Noted especially were the concept of auctoritas in the medieval mindset and the mystical worldview that made it possible to accept what is presently deemed otherworldly as sober fact.
Attendance was taken through another identifications quiz (on the model of that offered on 29 January 2014). More such assessments will be forthcoming in anticipation of the summative exam at the end of the term.
Students are exhorted to continue reading and working on the research paper abstract.