An Original Thought

From E.J. Kenney’s introduction to Apuleius’ The Golden Ass:

There is little evidence either for or against this hypothesis, which is a good example of the type of explanation to which scholars resort from an ingrained reluctance to believe that any classical writer ever thought of anything for himself.

Maybe we took the author of Ecclesiastes a little too seriously when he said that “there is nothing new under the sun.”

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