Essays in Greek History

Essays in Greek History

Essays in Greek History

Essays in Greek History

Excerpt

Henry Theodore Wade-Gery's seventieth birthday fell on April 2nd of this year. This selection of his essays has been published to mark the occasion and to convey the homage and affection of the many subscribers—individual scholars and institutions of learning—whose names are listed on pp. vii-xi. The quality of his contribution to Greek historical studies, his individual blend of high imagination, clear insight and scholarship, stands out in the essays themselves: by way of preface it remains only to explain a few small editorial points.

The essays are printed without alteration, except for the correction of misprints and the alteration of a few out-of-date references (from the first to the second edition of I.G. II-III, from Müller's F.H.G. to Jacoby's F.gr.H., etc.); these are not noted in the text. In a few cases, where the author's view has substantially changed and the original text might mislead a reader coming to these questions for the first time, a footnote has been added, in square brackets preceded by an asterisk. Wade-Gery's absence in America during the printing of the book made it impossible to consult him on points of detail, and the responsibility for any editorial error is entirely mine.

My thanks are due to Mr. R. Meiggs for advice on many points; to Mr. W. G. Forrest for help in reading the proofs; to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest and Mr. R. L. Wade-Gery for help with the index; and to Sir Basil Blackwell and the printer throughout for their forbearance and co-operation.

A. Andrewes . . .

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