Clitarchus1 has won approval by
his talent, but his accuracy has been impugned.
Timagenes2 was born long after these authors, but
deserves our praise for the very fact that he revived
the credit of history, the writing of which had fallen
into neglect. I have not forgotten Xenophon, but
he will find his place among the philosophers.
1 Clitarchus of Megara wrote a history of Persia and of
Alexander, whose contemporary he was.
2 Timagenes, a Syrian of the Augustan age, wrote a
history of Alexander and his successors.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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