the tendency of the historian to divide history into successive stages, in each of which some race or nation plays its leading part

the political conditions under which it [Greek law] developed were more nearly akin to those of the English-speaking peoples today than were those amid which the predominant elements in Anglo-American law took shape

Romans, like others, might sneer even while they copied

the thoroughgoing analysis of Greek thought merged the science of law in the greater science of which it is properly a part, politics

the general trend of the changes now being made or considered in law and procedure, both in this country and in the British empire, is toward the practice, and perhaps the theory, of the Attic law

George M Calhoun