An Introduction to the Principal Greek Tragic and Comic Metres: With an Appendix on Syllabic Quantity in Homer and Aristophanes, to Which Are Now ... and the Elegiac Distich (Classic Reprint)
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- Dimensions (in):6 x 0.2 x 9
- Publication Date:August 24, 2012
My Dear Sir, You here receive the completion of my design as to the metres of Greek poetry. To the Introduction as given in its former state, I have added new Treatises on the Elegiac Distich and on the Sapphic Stanza. And as the Principal Tragic and Comic Metres seemed hardly sufficient of themselves to constitute a book for separate publication; the volume is now not only enlarged in bulk by these two Treatises, but still more, let me hope, in practical utility, by the directions which they contain, for the young scholars guidance in the task of imitative composition. The dedication of the work, thus augmented, to the High Master of St. Paul s School, is demanded of me by striking circumstances both of a public and a private nature. When our most Gracious Sovereign, on the recommendation of my noble Patron, (whose name likewise must ever in my heart be indelibly united with honour and gratitude,) was pleased to confer on me the dignity of Canon Residentiary of St. Paul s; even that preferment was in my estimate enhanced by its peculiar locality.
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