Wednesday, December 06, 2017


Accuracy and Dupery

A.E. Housman (1859-1936), M. Manilii Astronomicon Liber Quintus. Accedunt Addenda Libris I II III IV (London: The Richards Press, 1930), pp. 105-106:
I did not praise Bechert's accuracy, because accuracy is a duty and not a virtue; but if I could have foreseen the shameful carelessness of Breiter and van Wageningen I should have said with emphasis, as I do now, that he was very accurate indeed.
Id., p. 112 (footnote):
It is not my business to run about saving dupes from dupery.

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