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Altertumwissenschaft

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To know himself, a man must know the capabilities and performances of the human spirit; the value of the humanities, of Altertumwissenschaft, the science of antiquity, is that it affords for this purpose an unsurpassed source of light and stimulus.

Matthew Arnold, quoted in Lee T. Pearcy, The Grammar of Our Civility

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Written by Joseph

12 January 2008 at 11:34 am

Posted in Quotes

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