Thursday, 24 September 2009

Academic Writing

Polybius comments in passing:

The fact, as it seems to me, is that those who write narratives of
particular events, when they have to deal with a subject which is circumscribed
and narrow, are compelled for lack of facts to make small things great and to
devote much space to matters really not worthy of record.

Histories, 7.7.6

1 comment:

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