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.
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