[Finley] does not know Greek well, and … is not at ease with those who do … communist interloper … dedicated Marxist of a rather grim and humourless kind

classical scholars are the sort of people who will look a gift-horse in the mouth

after Actium Augustus controlled all the legions: compared with that, tribunician power and imperium maius mattered little

[Finley] The fox who had lost his tail in a trap tried to persuade all the other foxes to cut off their tails also

Hugh Lloyd-Jones