PREFACE

THE purpose and character of this little book may perhaps be best explained by a brief history of its genesis.

It is an urgent problem how best an elementary study of Greek art may be made a part of general classical culture and put on terms with the study of Greek and Roman literature and history. In order to help toward a solution of this problem, I published two years ago a pamphlet on Classical Archaeology in Schools,1 which has been read and considered by many teachers in England and America. It has, however, been pointed out to me that this essay, while it sets forth the practical possibilities of using archaeological aids in classical teaching, does not explain sufficiently what are the main principles of Greek art and what are its relations to literature. This defect I have tried to remedy in the present work, which is meant principally for men of classical training, and particularly for classical teachers in schools. It is scarcely adapted to the capacities of ordinary schoolboys. I had originally intended to incorporate with it the essay of which I have spoken; but it was decided to keep that apart, in such a form that the list of apparatus could be at any time brought up to date.

Unquestionably the growing use of the lantern in colleges and schools and the enormous production of photographic

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Published by the University Press, Oxford, with an appendix containing lists of archaeological books and apparatus. Price, a shilling.

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