Thursday, May 29, 2014


A Sound Methodological Principle

J. Linderski, "The Augural Law," Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II 16.3 (1986) 2146-2312 (at 2244):
It is a sound methodological principle never to begin at the beginning, for in history the beginning is more often than not a product of ancient or modern fantasy.

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