chapter  4
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The mixing of cultures illustrated by the ‘Priscianus’ gloss was, by the late ninth century, a hangover from the past. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, each of the three traditions, Byzantine, Latin and Eastern, follows its separate path. Byzantium is no longer an important influence on the Latin West, and the Eastern tradition develops separately. Only in the twelfth century would the different traditions once again interact (Chapter 5, section 8), with new material translated into Latin from Greek and, from Arabic.