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GREEK LITERARY CRITICISM

EDITED BY ERNEST BARKER, M.A., D.Litt., LL.D. PRINCIPAL OF KING'S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

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1924
LONDON AND TORONTO
J. M. DENT & SONS LTD.
NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON & CO.

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PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN

Lubin

C-BI-24 1963

PREFACE

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

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