Indigenous Revolts in 2 Maccabees: The Persian Version

@article{Kosmin2016IndigenousRI,
  title={Indigenous Revolts in 2 Maccabees: The Persian Version},
  author={Paul Joseph Kosmin},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={2016},
  volume={111},
  pages={32 - 53}
}
  • P. Kosmin
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • Art
  • Classical Philology
History is interested in individualized events . . . but it is not interested in their individuality; it seeks to understand them – that is, to find among them a kind of generality or, more precisely, of specificity. It is the same with natural history; its curiosity is inexhaustible, all the species matter to it and none is superfluous, but it does not propose the enjoyment of their singularity in the manner of the bestiary of the Middle Ages, in which one could read descriptions of noble… 
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