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Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman medical treati

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Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman medical treati  [#permalink]

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Background: Codeex Berinensis (CB) is undated but contains clues to when it was produced
Evidence: a letter in handwriting identified as that of the fourth copyist mentions a plague that killed many people in Florence in 1148
Conclusion: CB was probably produced in that year (1148)

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A: Irrelevant; without a link between handwriting samples of the first three copyists and conclusion, the samples play no part in this

B: Weaken; "10 months" is a range that can span from 1147 to 1148 or from 1148 to 1149 or within 1148; we cannot pinpoint the exact year the CB was produced

C: Weaken; the ease of copying suggests that we cannot believe the evidence (a letter in handwriting) provided is that of the fourth copyist

D: Strengthen; the only one outbreak of plague in Florence in the 1100s helps narrow down the possibility of plague to occur in year 1148 (+/-); not ideal, but D is better than B and is the best we have

E: Irrelevant; the number of pages becoming smaller is completely irrelevant

This question leaves me assuming that a plague was the only significant disruption and CB was produced in the year disruption took place
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