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" The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human... "
The Blinded Eye: Thucydides and the New Written Word - Page 6
by Gregory Crane - 1996 - 277 pages
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The history of the Peloponnesian war, tr. by R. Crawley

Thucydides - 1874
...somewhat from its interest ; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the...course of human things must resemble if it does not 14 reflect it, I shall be content. In fine I have written my work to be a possession for all time,...
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Civilization in the United States: An Inquiry by Thirty Americans

Harold Stearns - United States - 1922 - 577 pages
...detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the...resemble, if it does not reflect it, I shall be content." When we measure out achievements in the light of this ancient Greek ideal, we have accomplished very...
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The Myth of the State

Ernst Cassirer - Philosophy - 1946 - 303 pages
...somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the...resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. My history has been composed to be a possession for all time, not the show-piece of an ephemeral hour.1...
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The Intellectual Revolution: Selections from Euripides, Thucydides and Plato

Euripides, Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Thucydides, Plato - Foreign Language Study - 1980 - 159 pages
...from its interest; but if it should be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the...resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content.' History 1.22 This Selection Introductory passages: Kleon at Sphakteria (History 4.26-40 (pass.¡¡...
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The American Pageant Revisited: Recollections of a Stanford Historian

Thomas Andrew Bailey - Historians - 1982 - 221 pages
...for posterity rather than his contemporaries. Later generations, he felt, needed "an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future ..." But he who writes for posterity is more likely to be cherished by posterity than by his contemporaries....
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Myth in Africa

Isidore Okpewho - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1983 - 316 pages
...There he adopts a structural view of historical writing, which he considers as furnishing a 'knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the scheme of human affairs must resemble if not reflect it.' But in dismissing the earlier historians...
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World Politics and International Law

Francis Anthony Boyle - Law - 1985 - 366 pages
...ended. Hence, it becomes necessary to follow Thucydides' suggestion and employ "an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the...human things must resemble if it does not reflect it."297 For this purpose, the following theoretical propositions concerning the five functions played...
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Selected Papers: Studies in Greek and Roman History and Historiography

Frank William Walbank - History - 1985 - 371 pages
...case into the past.' ' If my history be judged useful by those enquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future', wrote Thucydides (1.22.4), '. . .I shall be content.' To draw such lessons implies the || passing of...
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Reflections on History and Historians

Theodore S. Hamerow - History - 1990 - 288 pages
...in the opening chapter. "But if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must re•}. A. Nevins, Gateway to History, p. y, }. R. Strayer, "Introduction," pp. 10, 14-15; J. Barzun...
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