Excerpt from A History of Ancient Greek LiteratureWhat has come, 0 King, to trouble thee P asks the first chorus. I Is it a foreign foe 7 [s ita band of robbers P Surely Athens has strength to crush them, whatever they be.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.… (more)
Preface -- To read and re-read the scanty remains now left to us of the Literature of Ancient Greece, is a pleasant and not a laborious task; nor is that task greatly increased by the inclusion of the 'Scolia' or ancient commentaries.
The LITERATURE OF ANCIENT GREECE I HOMER INTRODUCTORY In attempting to understand the scope and development of Greek literature, our greatest difficulty comes from the fragmentary and one-sided nature of our tradition.