Greek leaders (1918) , PDF book by Leslie White Hopkinson

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Introduction.--Solon.--Themistocles.--Pericles.--Alcibiades.--Socrates.--Agesilaus.--Dionysius the Elder.--Epaminondas.--Demosthenes.--Alexander the Great.--Aratus.--Summary of Greek history

Excerpt from the book's introduction
In trying to present in one short and readable volume the results of the best scholarship applied to eleven different subjects, I have of course had to consult a great number and variety of authorities, more than it is practicable to enumerate here.

 My obligations, however, to the various translators upon whom I have so freely drawn must be acknowledged in more detail. The version of Plutarch is "that commonly known as Dryden's," revised and edited by Arthur Hugh Clough. Those of Thucydides and Plato (the Banquet) are Jowett's, while the passages from Plato's Apology and Phaedo are taken from an anonymous translation published in 1879 under the title of "Socrates," with an introduction by Professor W. W. Goodwin.

 For the extracts from the orations of Demosthenes, I am greatly indebted to Mr. Pickard- Cambridge's Demosthenes and the Last Days of Greek Freedom (G. P. Putman's Sons). As for the metrical versions of Solon's poems, those in rhymed hexameters and in blank verse are taken from Mr. F. G. Kenyon's translation of Aristotle's Constitution of Athens (G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.); the passage beginning, "Solon surely was a dreamer," occurs in Clough's Plutarch (Life of Solon); while the elegiacs are an experiment of my own. In quoting the Clouds of Aristophanes I have taken the great liberty of combining the standard translation of Mr. B. B. Rogers (G. Bell &Sons, Ltd.) with that introduced by Mr. A. D. Godley in his Socrates and Athenian Society. For all this, I wish to express my thanks.

Author: Leslie White Hopkinson
 Publication Date:1918

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