John Skylitzes

John Skylitzes (Byzantine Historian, 1040-1101 CE)

“Reading provokes recollection; recollection nourishes and expands memory, just as, quite the contrary, negligence and laziness provoke forgetfulness which darkens and confuses the memory of what has happened in the past.”

  • From John Skylitzes’ A Synopsis of Byzantine History (811-1057) translated by John Wortley.

 

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