Tim: So many schools stand in the shadows of ancient Greek and Roman models.
Liao: Of course. However, I'm not worried about that. Academic overspecialization concerns me more: cross-discipline communication is becoming increasingly hard.
Satoru: That's true. Moreover, it's a challenge to communicate complex information to ordinary folks.
Melissa: (a bit melodramatically, and not without a tinge of jest) It feels as if knowledge is fragmenting. . . there's too much to absorb!
Liao: Melissa, you think too much like a modern. Many ancients believed no "new" knowledge existed. They held that all fundamental truths were revealed during some "golden age".
Satoru: (clearing his throat) Anyway, whenever people talk about "golden ages" I simply laugh.
Melissa: Yeah, how easily intoxicated we are by our own words!
In the Shadow of Ancients - an art work by T Newfields