Carl Friedrich Gauss, the Prince of Mathematicians but also somewhat of a coward, was certainly aware of the fate of Galileo--and could probably have predicted the calumniation
of Einstein--when he decided to suppress Galileo's discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, thus leaving it to Bolyai and Lobatchewsky to receive the flak.
of Nagy at the height of the crisis only came to light at the Budapest conference in 1996, when Maria Wittner, a former insurgent imprisoned from 1956 to 1970, read some RFE quotations aloud.
He painted such charges as slanders and calumniations
of the sort true Christians had always faced, now more specifically intended by Elizabeth's councillors to pressure the queen to tighten measures against Catholics, to incense her against the Spanish, and more generally, to make her more pliable to do their bidding through fear.
To fight off the "censures of illmeaning and discontented persons" and all manner of "calumniations
and hard interpretations," their publishers had to roll out threats from the "dread Sovereign" with the first printing.
(43) Iago's skill in getting rid of Cassio before Othello awakes, and his subsequent friendly demeanor toward Cassio later in this scene, remind one of a passage in Plutarch: "a flatterer will do what he can to chase away true friends, and not suffer them to approach near; or if he be not able to do so, then openly and in public place he will seem to curry favour with them, to honour and admire them, as far better than himself; but secretly, underhand, and behind their backs, he will not let to raise some privy calumniations
, and sow slanderous reports tending to their discredit" (78).