I came across the following paragraph in Andrew Vincent's Nature of Political Theory:
In ancient Greek culture, theory was characteristically associated with observation. A thea was a spectacle; the one who observed the spectacle was a theoros. Theoria meant beholding a spectacle. Theory was thus envisaged as the intermediary between the event and the observer. It accounted for the event or practice. Theory was not separate from event. Knowledge was, in a sense, the unmediated event itself.
What does the author define "knowledge" mean in the context of the above paragraph?