Friday, February 19, 2010


Reverence for Facts

Arthur Darby Nock, quoted in William M. Calder III, "Arthur Darby Nock 1902-1963," Classical Outlook 70 (1992) 8-9, rpt. in Men in Their Books: Studies in the Modern History of Classical Scholarship (Hildesheim: Olms, 1998), pp. 233-234 (at 234):
A fact is a holy thing and ought not to be sacrificed on the altar of a generality.

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