Vico's Prescient Evolutionary Model for Homer

Steven M. Berry
Verisimilia namque vera inter et falsa sunt quasi media.
“For indeed, probabilities [i.e., things that seem true] are midway, more or less, between true things and false things.”
– Giambattista Vico, De nostri temporis Studiorum Ratione (1709)
Tutte l’antiche storie profane hanno favolosi in princìpi.
“All the profane stories of antiquity were told orally in the beginning.”
la Scienza Nuova (1744) [1]


[ back ] 1. Unless specified, all translations are those of the author.