segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2011

Hume on Thucydides

The first page of Thucydides is, in my opinion, the commencement of real history. All preceding narrations are so intermixed with fable, that philosophers ought to abandon them, in a great measure, to the embellishment of poets and orators.

David Hume, Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary II.XI.98
Liberty Fund, Indianopolis: 1985.

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