@Kye @mal I think there may be two separate effects in play here, though. There's people wilfully misinterpreting things so as to make "the wisdom of the ancients" conform more to what they personally believe - and then there's the unwitting misinterpreting things because they're so far out-of-context for us it's difficult to do otherwise.

The latter I think we're all susceptible to - takes an impossible amount of imagination to shift context about at will to match every circumstance!

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