Tag Archives: King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary

collecting is only humanist

The great books of Greece and Rome were written down between 800 B.C. and A.D. 450. They were first printed and disseminated only after A.D. 1450. Once printed, they were likely to survive only because they were so good or … Continue reading

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hazards of the classics

Even though holocausts, hatreds, and forgetfulness have obliterated vast treasures of past cultures, occasional good luck, later circumspection, and modern recovery have helped rescue a priceless part of our written legacy from oblivion. An eloquent instance of the chances and … Continue reading

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