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A HISTORY OF GREECE IN GREEK,
BEGINNING WITH THE INVASION OF XERXES.
FROM THE INVASION OF XERXES TO THE SUPPRESSION OF
A SPACE OF FORTY YEARS,
AS RELATED BY DIODORUS AND THUCYDIDES.
JOSIAH WRIGHT, M.A.
HEAD MASTER OF SUTTON COLDFIELD SCHOOL;
MACMILLAN AND CO.
THE object of the following compilation is twofold. It is intended to supply the student with easy Greek for translation, and at the same time with a consecutive history.
The Editor has always been at a loss what Greek book to lay first before his pupils. A Delectus may perhaps be useful in its earlier pages; but it soon becomes difficult, and is always dull. The λégis eipoμévn of Herodotus, however beautiful, is hardly fitted for learners of grammar. Xenophon is not unsuitable in point of style and facility of diction; but he writes too minutely, and on events scarcely prominent enough, for a beginner. It is, therefore, with the hope of supplying a deficiency, which he at any rate has felt, that the Editor has prepared the following pages.
The first thirty chapters are taken from the Eleventh Book of Diodorus Siculus, and embrace, perhaps, the most interesting event in ancient history, the Invasion