A history of classical scholarship / Vol. 2, From the by John Edwin Sandys

By John Edwin Sandys

Sir John Edwin Sandys (1844-1922) was once a number one Cambridge classicist and a Fellow of St. John's collage. His most famed paintings is that this three-volume historical past of Classical Scholarship, released among 1903 and 1908, which is still the single large-scale paintings at the topic to span the whole interval from the 6th century BCE to the top of the 19th century. The background of classical reports used to be a well-liked subject in the course of the 19th century, fairly in Germany, yet Sandys stands proud for the bold scope of his paintings, even supposing a lot of it used to be in keeping with prior scholarship. His chronological account is subdivided by means of style and zone, with a few chapters dedicated to quite influential participants. quantity 2 covers the interval from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

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By John Edwin Sandys

Sir John Edwin Sandys (1844-1922) was once a number one Cambridge classicist and a Fellow of St. John's collage. His most famed paintings is that this three-volume historical past of Classical Scholarship, released among 1903 and 1908, which is still the single large-scale paintings at the topic to span the whole interval from the 6th century BCE to the top of the 19th century. The background of classical reports used to be a well-liked subject in the course of the 19th century, fairly in Germany, yet Sandys stands proud for the bold scope of his paintings, even supposing a lot of it used to be in keeping with prior scholarship. His chronological account is subdivided by means of style and zone, with a few chapters dedicated to quite influential participants. quantity 2 covers the interval from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

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And if, when the source of illumination moves away, the light that is produced in the air also disappears, there is nothing strange about that; for it is also the case that when fire moves away heat ceases to be produced in the air, the only difference being that in the case of light its passing out of existence, like its generation, is swift, or even instantaneous. e. that of substances) that that which is caused is coexistent with its cause, or let them concede that even God is not a creator of things and does not bring their essences into existence but only causes alteration in things which are co-everlasting [with himself].

In my opinion the second of these parallels should not even be worthy of consideration. For who is not aware that shadow is merely the privation of light? And privation in itself, as we showed a little earlier,52 is non-being. So who with any sense would claim that body in light is the cause and instigation of what is in itself non-being? Non-being does not come to be; generation is of being. Just because privation of light is referred to by a word, being called shadow or darkness, one should not at once assume that it is also a kind of [real] existent or form.

Non-being does not come to be; generation is of being. Just because privation of light is referred to by a word, being called shadow or darkness, one should not at once assume that it is also a kind of [real] existent or form. Deprivation of sight is also referred to by a word, being called blindness, and [a man or animal] that has maimed feet and is deprived of movement because of them is said to be lame, but nobody would say that blindness or lameness is a kind of form or [real] existent. So nor should one regard privation of light, even if it is called darkness or shadow, as a kind of form.

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