Thursday, January 09, 2014


A Dig at Archaeologists

Walter Headlam (1866-1908), Herodas: The Mimes and Fragments (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922), p. xxvii:
No, it [Cos] was merely a setting for literature, and it is from literature that his works are to be illustrated. Unfortunately, that is the last thing that many scholars are willing to do. It costs some time and expense to read Greek literature: how much easier to take a spade!

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