REGINALD S. COPLESTON, M.A.
FELLOW AND LECTURER OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON
|CHAP.||I.||THE FEAST OF BACCHUS,||1|
|„||IV.||THE SUPPLIANTS; OR, THE CHILDREN OF IO,||63|
|„||VI.||THE SEVEN CHIEFS AGAINST THEBES,||104|
|„||VII.||THE STORY OF ORESTES,||128|
|2. CHOEPHORI, OR LIBATION-BEARERS,|
No discussion of the numerous points under dispute as to the structure of the theatre, the arrangement of the plays, and the dresses of the actors, has been admitted into this volume; but in each case that view which appeared most probable and most intelligible has been adopted without any expression of uncertainty, and occasionally even the writer's own conjectures have been introduced. But, in truth, the greatest uncertainty prevails on all such points.
The writer desires here to express his thanks to Miss Swanwick and to Professor Plumptre for the courtesy with which they have granted permission to use their translations. To Professor Plumptre's Introduction, Chapter II. is greatly indebted; nor is there any part in which his admirable book has not been of service.