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This numbering goes back to Greek grammarians. Here is the Τέχνη Γραμματική (Art of Grammar) ascribed to Dionysius Thrax: πρώσοπα τρία, πρῶτον, δεύτερον, τρίτον· πρῶτον μὲν ἀφ᾽ οὗ ὁ λόγος, δεύτερον δὲ πρὸς ὃν ὁ λόγος, τρίτον δὲ περὶ οὗ ὁ λόγος. "There are three persons ['faces'], first, second, third. The first is the one from whom the speech [proceeds]...


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The Wikipedia article on Tetragrammaton gives a long list of examples from Greek and Latin in early manuscripts and patristic writing. The overwhelming majority use "Lord", but a few use proper transliterations, such as Ἰαῶ in Greek and "Jaho" in Latin.


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The first quote ("it does not seem to me...") can be seen here (p. 312 of the book you linked to) -- it begins 10 lines from the bottom of the first column, "mihi non videtur posse negari...". The quote as given by Laumonier is compressed from Juan de Lugo's original -- the last phrase, "what is the correct mathematical value of the object", corresponds to ...


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The Roman aqueduct is considered one of the greatest inventions of the ancient world. Commenting on this technology, Cicero had the following to say: Adde ductus aquarum, derivationes fluminum, agrorum irrigationes, moles oppositas fluctibus, portus manu factos, quae unde sine hominum opere habere possemus? Ex quibus multisque aliis perspicuum est, ...


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The oldest Greek transcription I've found is from Diodorus of Sicily (The Library of History I.94.2): παρὰ δὲ τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις Μωυσῆν τὸν Ἰαὼ ἐπικαλούμενον θεόν Among the Jews, Moses [attributed his laws to] the god called "Iaō". The oldest Latin one I've found is Pseudo-Jerome (Breviary on the Psalms 8: in this manuscript, it's on 12v-13r): Prius ...


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Literary evidence would do little to "debunk the myth of a white antiquity", because such evidence would only refer to a subset of statues. Diehard whiteys could claim that other statues were unpainted. Fortunately, the scientific evidence is overwhelming, e.g. https://hyperallergic.com/383776/why-we-need-to-start-seeing-the-classical-world-in-...


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