by Erasmus

Before it became a literary form the Quaestio de quodlibet was a scholastic exercise held twice a year. The subjects were unconnected with the ordinary course of lectures and disputations, were often genuinely disputed questions and often aroused much passion in the audience, which was allowed to participate. Quodlibet is the name given first to these solemn disputations and then to published treatments of theological questions suitable for defending at on of these acts.

Note to My Followers which is Part 3 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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