Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Daily Dose

From The Annals of Imperial Rome, by Tacitus, translated by Michael Grant


"Greek educational theorists, trying to map out Rhetoric in systematic terms, had actually thought of history as part of it. We find this a strange idea, living as we do in an age when 'fine writing' and grand speaking are unfashionable, and when anything of the kind among historians is particularly suspect."

From the translator's introduction, part two, What Tacitus Inherited