ALMOST all the translations in this book are borrowed, and I
am therefore under heavy obligations to the scholars and
publishers who have so readily and courteously allowed me
to make use of them.
I have to thank Professor Gilbert Murray and Mr.
George Allen for the second half of Aristophanes, Frogs:
the Jowett trustees and the Delegates of the Clarendon
Press for passages from Jowett's Plato, Ion, Gorgias, Phaedrus,
and Laws: Professor A. D. Lindsay and Messrs. J. M.
Dent and Sons for passages from Plato, Republic: the
Clarendon Press for passages from the late Professor
Bywater's Aristotle, Poetics: the Syndics of the Cambridge
University Press for passages from the late Sir Richard
Jebb's Aristotle, Rhetoric: Professor W. Rhys Roberts and
Messrs. Macmillan and Co. for passages from Dionysius,
On Literary Composition: and Professor W. Rhys Roberts
and the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press for
passages from Dionysius, The Three Literary Letters,
Longinus, On the Sublime, and Demetrius, On Style.
The translators' names will be found appended to the various passages, except for the few which I have turned into English myself.
I also have to thank Mr. A. B. Poynton for advice on several passages in Dionysius, and my wife for assistance in proof-reading.
I have tried to make the selections as representative as possible. But the whole side of Greek criticism which deals with the technical minutiae of language had to be