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This image represents the didactic interaction between master and disciple or teacher and student as a traditional mode of transmission of knowledge and learning. In this manuscript, various images of the putative sources of Islamic philosophy are placed in direct contact with students whose questions result in the Greek philosophers’ wise sayings. The teacher, in this case the Greek philosopher Pythagoras (died circa 495 BCE), is depicted as a turbaned older man talking possibly to a student. The anonymous author of this manuscript continues this didactic practice by passing its content onto the reader who becomes a participant in a venerable humanistic chain of knowledge.