His recent discovery of the " fixed lines " allowed a precision of observation previously impossible.
This false precision can have had no practical value, but may have enforced habits of minute observation.
1866), which, for precision of statement and logical coherence, is the most important of his works.
Trained as he had been to the study of marbles and the severity of the antique, and openly avowing that he considered the antique superior to nature as being more eclectic in form, he now and always affected precision of outline, dignity of idea and of figure, and he thus tended towards rigidity, and to an austere wholeness rather than gracious sensitiveness of expression.
With grammatical precision, antiquarian learning and critical discernment Origen combines the allegorical method of interpretation - the logical corollary of his conception of the inspiration of the Scriptures.