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Essays and Addresses  (1907) 
by Richard Claverhouse Jebb

ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES


BY


SIR RICHARD JEBB, Litt.D., O.M.

LATE REGIUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE



Cambridge:

at the University Press

1907


Cambridge:

PRINTED BY JOHN CLAY, M.A.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.


PREFACE.

THE essays and addresses contained in this volume are selected from a large mass of material left by Sir Richard Jebb. I publish them in the desire to save from oblivion some portion of his minor literary work, which occupied the spare moments of a busy life. Of the papers thus brought together, some were contributed to reviews and magazines, while others were written in response to the many requests that came to him from various schools and societies; requests it was a pleasure to him to grant, if they could be fitted in with his other duties. It was always his desire to give what aid he could in the cause of letters or education. Most of these writings were struck off under pressure of many engagements. Systematic they are not, yet neither are they mere fragments. Each is, in a sense, complete in itself, and all seem to bear the mark of his distinctive handling.

I am greatly indebted to Mr S. H. Butcher, M.P., for his assistance in making this selection; to Dr Verrall for consenting to correct the proofs and see the book through the Press; and to Mr R. T. Wright for much valuable counsel.

That I am allowed to republish Humanism in Education is due to the kind offices of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, who obtained this permission for me from the Trustees of the Romanes Fund.

My sincere thanks are also due to Messrs Macmillan & Co., to Messrs Longman & Co., to the Editor of the Journal of Hellenic Studies, and to the Editor of Hellenica, for permitting me to include in this volume articles published in the first instance by them.

CAROLINE JEBB.


Cambridge,
April, 1907.

CONTENTS
PAGE
The Genius of Sophocles 1
Pindar 41
The Age of Pericles 104
Ancient Organs of Public Opinion 127
Lucian 164
Delos 193
Cæsar: a Sketch. By J. A. Froude, M.A. 279
Erasmus 323
The Speeches of Thucydides 359
Suidas on the Change ascribed to Sophocles in regard to Trilogies 446
Samuel Johnson 479
Humanism in Education 506
On Present Tendencies in Classical Studies 545
The Influence of the Greek Mind on Modern Life 560
The Work of the Universities for the Nation, Past and Present 581
An Address delivered at the Mason College 609
University Education and National Life 624
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.
 

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