Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Power of Brevity

     Francis M. Cornford is impressing me more and more.  He writes, in Thucidydes Mythistoricus: "The unknown author of the tract On the Athenian Constitution tells us in a few pages more about the Athenian Demos than we shall find in the whole of Thucydides".  Here is a link to the two-three page On the Athenian Constitution.

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