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In the following synoptical Treatise on the Drama of the ancient Greeks, the only part taken by me is that of condensation, arrangement, and occasional translation. The “ Theatre of the Greeks," from which this summary has been compiled, is a manual of erudition almost indispensable to graduating students in the Universities of England. But, for the junior classes, the volume in question is too elaborate. From that ample fund of classical research, I have, therefore, endeavored to furnish a compendium of information very interesting in itself, and of easy, practical application in the prosecution of classical study. Nor am I without a hope that this "Synopsis" will prove equally intelligible and attractive to readers unacquainted with the Greek and Latin languages; and that it will, consequently, be favorably received by the patrons of polite literature, without distinction.


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