What role did monks play in advancing literature? a. because they were religious, they were able to pass along the teachings of the bible. b. because they were well funded, they were able to establish schools. c. because they were literate, they were able to record texts and teach others to read. d. because they were educated, they were able to write stories about life in the church.
c. because they were literate, they were able to record texts and teach others to read.
During the middle ages, the work that the monks carried out was a determining factor in the safekeeping of classic texts from antiquity and in spreading literacy in general. Through their work, many of the most precious literary and philosophical works that the Greeks and the Romans produced were maintained for posterity. These works were later the most influential sources in what became the Renaissance era in Italy and later in all of Europe, they became the foundation for literature and philosophy in the modern era.
Monks copied books, since there wasn't a way to print them, so they had to copy a lot of them using their own hand.