( The ancients worked in nearly all things, with a smaller number of people, in less diverse distribution of knowledge and labor, with of longer and slower production cycles, and therefore a lower means of precision. If man is the measure of all things he thinks, speaks, and acts, and if therefore language consists of various measurements of various experiences, then it is only rational that they would speak in more general terms at their level of complexity in time and we more precise at our level of complexity in time. )