You might start with Solon. Everything after him provides the definition
of Classical Greek. Alexander the Great defines the Hellenistic Corpus.
We're not real sure how to deal with "kejsartiden" (I mean, who wrote the
New Testament), so we start a new period when Caesar destroyed these
corpora. Then we get Constantine, with the start of Byzantine times.
Eventually, around 1950 "modern" science rediscovers "positivism" and we
get a whole slew of opportunistic researchers claiming to be
"empiricists". Let them have their day. History won't.
-- Daniel Ridings
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