New Chapters in the History of Greek Literature. Third Series: Some Recent Discoveries in Greek Poetry and Prose of the Classical and Later Periods

New Chapters in the History of Greek Literature. Third Series: Some Recent Discoveries in Greek Poetry and Prose of the Classical and Later Periods

New Chapters in the History of Greek Literature. Third Series: Some Recent Discoveries in Greek Poetry and Prose of the Classical and Later Periods

New Chapters in the History of Greek Literature. Third Series: Some Recent Discoveries in Greek Poetry and Prose of the Classical and Later Periods

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The first feeling with which readers will open this book will be that of regret at not seeing the name of Mr. Barber on the title-page. It has only been his engagement with the publication of other classical work which has prevented him from taking part in this Series; but the book owes very much to the advice which he gave in laying out the plan of it.

It had not been the original purpose to treat of earlier and standard authors, but the work grew under our hands; many reviewers also and other scholars desired that the record of the new literary discoveries should be made as complete as possible; and, as in the two previous Series, each contributor has treated his subject in his own way, subject to revision and discussion.

My thanks are due in many quarters; before all, to the Delegates of the Clarendon Press for their renewed approbation and support; next, to the Jowett Copyright Trustees for their generous help towards the cost of the illustrations which enhance the interest of the chapter on Tragedy; then to many scholars: Professor A. S. Hunt, for his continued interest in the work; Mr. H. I. Bell, Dr. L. R. Farnell, Mr. A. D. Knox, Mr. H. M. Last, Mr. E. Lobel, Mr. H. J. M. Milne, Mr. D. L. Page, Mr. M. N. Tod, and in particular Mr. R. McKenzie, for the help which they have given me in various ways; and I am indebted to my former pupil, Mr. Roberts, B.A., Senior Scholar of St. John's College, Craven Fellow, for compiling the Index, and to the accomplished Readers on the staff of the Press for the fine scholarship exhibited in their revision.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD. J. U. P. November, 1932.

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