Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Story of Books
Gertrude Burford Rawlings
'The antiquarii were the highest in rank, for their work did not consist merely of writing or copying, but included the restoration of faulty pages, the revision of texts, the repair of bindings, and other delicate tasks connected with the older and more valuable books which could not be entrusted to the librarii or common scribes. On the whole, the production of books was more of an industry in those days than we should believe possible, unless we admit that the Dark Ages were not quite as dark as they have been painted.' - The Story of Books
Well, they are sorta rebranding it as The Middle Ages now.