Sunday, March 04, 2018


A Choice

W.A. Oldfather (1880-1945), "The Character of the Training and of the Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Classics," Classical Journal 26.8 (May, 1931) 580-588 (at 581):
Sooner or later most men have to decide whether they are going to try to know the classics, or to know what all the Germans have said about the classics. To my feeling the choice is clear. First know the classics themselves; and then if there is time and energy left, you may consider what others have said about them.
Related post: The Scholarly-Industrial Complex.

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