By Brianna DuMont
Fakes, frauds, and phonies. seems like a ebook full of criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? good, it’s now not. many of the largest names in background are available among those pages—and the sunshine isn’t flattering. (We’re taking a look at you, George “I must never inform a lie” Washington.) recognized Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who replaced heritage is the 1st booklet in a brand new nonfiction center grade sequence that might discover the underbelly of background, making you query every little thing you notion you knew approximately history’s most interesting. keep on with the pretend lives of those twelve history-changers to discover the fabrications of the well-known, and the should-be-famous!
Confucius • George Washington • Pythagoras • Hiawatha • Gilgamesh • significant William Martin • William Shakespeare • Pope Joan • Homer • Prester John • Huangdi • The Turk
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56 XXXII Introduction classical antiquity, the direct ancestor of our own, can hardly suffer a complete neglect. Scholars cannot give up the noble conception of the study of the ancient world as a whole. They must guard perpetually against the danger of dryness, both the dryness that comes from an excessive concentration on technique and the dryness that comes from the adoption of too narrowly historical a standpoint. They do not maintain that the classics offer an ideal pattern for imitation. Nor indeed can the classicists of the Renaissance or the age of Goethe justly be reproached with this; the idea of imitation of an ideal pattern hardly suffices to explain the relation of a Michelangelo or of a Goethe to the ancient artists from whom they drew inspiration.
2 2 Tryphon : Sandys i, 1 42f. 23 Herodian: Sandys i 3 1 4. The first nineteen books of his 'general prosody' dealt with accentuation in general, the twentieth with quantities and breathings and the last with enclitics, etc. See below, p. I 44. D. ) : Sandys i 323; see Chadwick, 18 6 History of Classical Scholarship and so the old system ground on, becoming more and more uninspired, as is amply proved by the writings of Georgius Choeroboscus,25 the most influential teacher of the sixth century.
645) ; Boniface (c. 67 5-754) ; see SSZ 77f. 1 4 Charlemagne was crowned at Aachen in 800, see SS2 80( 7 \ Alcuin (c. ; P. Godman's edition of his poems (forthcoming) . History of Classical Scholarship 17 manuscripts have survived, and where we only possess later copies these can usually be traced to a Carolingian archetype and a Frankish monastery. ' In discussing the Rule of St Benedict Ludwig Traube76 has given a classic demonstration of how, in its struggle with lazy adherence to the textus receptus on the one hand and would-be elegant modernisation on the other, the conscious effort to get back to the authentic text finally lost the day.