Longum tempus

Longum tempus, et longus usus qui excedit memoria hominum, sufficit pro jure. Long time and long use, beyond the memory of man, suffices for right. Co. Litt. 115.

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5) When, in 1720, the Dean came to re-read Herodotus, he testified to his admiration of 'the father of history', as Herodotus had been called by Cicero and others,(6) in a 'Judicium de Herodoto post longum tempus relecto', jotted down in an edition of the History from his own library.