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2 Maccabees 2:30
The duty of the first author of the history is to occupy the ground, to explore the subject fully, and to inquire closely into the details in particular.
For as the master builder of a new house must have care of the whole building: but he that taketh care to paint it, must seek out fit things for the adorning of it: so must it be judged for us.
The historian must master his subject, examine every detail, and then explain it carefully,
To enter into questions and examine them from all sides and to be busy about details is the task of the historian;
It is the duty of the original historian to occupy the ground, to discuss matters from every side, and to take trouble with details,
It is the duty of the original historian to occupy the ground, to discuss matters from every side, and to take trouble with details,
It is the duty of the original historian to occupy the ground, to discuss matters from every side, and to take trouble with details,
It is the duty of the original historian to occupy the ground, to discuss matters from every side, and to take trouble with details,
It is the duty of the original historian to occupy the ground and to discuss matters from every side and to take trouble with details,
It is the duty of the original historian to occupy the ground and to discuss matters from every side and to take trouble with details,
Forsooth for to gather understanding, and ordain a word, and full busily for to inquire all parts of the story, each by themselves, accordeth to an author;
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