Isaac noted that even early Classical authors could be rancorous: Homer apparently stole part of his work from Suidus and Syagrus. Plutarch intensely disliked Herodotus, Plato and Aristotle spent much of their time warring against each other as well as against other local scholiasts. Josephus was a tool of the Roman state, tuning his writing to support the persecution of Jews and Christians. Thomas Aquinas was regarded by some as one of the dimmer bulbs in the Christian world of the time. He said angels were made of thick air. A contemporary regarded his efforts as “cobwebs of sophistry”, full of “captious logic”.
Friday, September 06, 2019
… CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL 1 – mudpuddle soup.