Friday, August 23, 2019


Every Moment of One's Life

William M. Calder III, "The Refugee Classical Scholars in the USA: An Evaluation of their Contribution," Illinois Classical Studies 17.1 (Spring, 1992) 153-173 (at 163):
Sir Kenneth Dover has remarked that what was most memorable for him about Eduard Fraenkel was the great seriousness with which Fraenkel took the calling of scholar. This was precisely my experience with Werner Jaeger at Harvard (1952-56). He remarked to me when I was 19 years old: "The trouble with American classical scholars is that they are only classicists from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm five days a week. One must always be a scholar, every moment of one's life."
Hat tip: Alan Crease.

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