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ΠΛΟΥΤΑΡΧΟΥ ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΚΛΗΣ

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Cambridge:

PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

PREFACE

“There are three points to be considered' says Wyttenbach by the Editor of an ancient author: the first is whether the author be worth editing; the second whether an edition, worthy of the author, is already in existence or required; the third whether he is himself competent for the task.' In regard to Plutarch's Lives the first of these points may be taken for granted as incontrovertible; the second also admits of no doubt, because no edition of the Greek text of any of the Parallel Lives has ever been published with English notes, although there is a great demand of some book to rank with, if not to supersede, Xenophon as a text-book in Schools and Colleges. Of the third requisite I must leave my readers to judge. Whatever may be their judgment, few, I think, will have cause to complain that I have given too little help in my commentary to young students. If only

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