Thursday, August 05, 2021


Two Goals of Study

Polybius 15.36.3 (tr. Ian Scott-Kilvert):
For those who intend to study any subject by using their eyes and ears there are two prime objects, namely their betterment and their pleasure, which should be kept in the forefront of the mind...

δυεῖν γὰρ ὑπαρχόντων τελῶν, ὠφελείας καὶ τέρψεως, πρὸς ἃ δεῖ τὴν ἀναφορὰν ποιεῖσθαι τοὺς διὰ τῆς ἀκοῆς ἢ διὰ τῆς ὁράσεως βουλομένους τι πολυπραγμονεῖν...

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