By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Astonishingly Strong Quote

As I prepare for a graduate comprehensive exam by reading--and reading and reading, I came across this quote in the magisterial, large volume by Italian classicist Gian Biagio Conte of the University of Pisa (who, by the way, has read more than I could in several combined lifetimes). It's for your contemplation without any comment by me:

"One may say, as it may have been said, that in antiquity there were two epochs that were fundamental for the definition of man, of his social and cultural characteristics: the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. in Greece and the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. for Christian thought."

--Gian Biagio Conte, Latin Literature: A History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 2nd ed.), p. 678.