This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...enough. He writes an artificial semi-Ionic dialect, io for fierh, ijv for eciv, irpcurtrm for irpdrrto. The literary ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...enough. He writes an artificial semi-Ionic dialect, io for fierh, ijv for eciv, irpcurtrm for irpdrrto. The literary tradition explains that. Literature in Greek has always a tendency to shape itself a language of its own. He is overladen with antitheses, he instinctively sees things in pairs; so do Gorgias and Antiphon. He is fond of distinguishing between synonyms; that is the effect of Prodicus. He is always inverting the order of his words, throwing separate details into violent relief, which makes it hard to see the whole chain of thought. This is evidently part of the man's peculiar nature. He does it far more than Antiphon and Gorgias, more even than Sophocles. His own nature, too, is responsible for the crowding of matter and thought that 1 C. LA. 38; 37-TEXT OF THUCYDIDES 191 one feels in reading him--the new idea, the new logical distinction, pressing in before the old one is comfortably disposed of. He is by nature l Semper ins tans sibi' (Quin-tilian). A certain freedom in grammar is common to all Greek, probably to all really thoughtful and vivid, writers: abstract singular nouns with plural verbs, slight anacolutha, intelligible compressions of speech. But what is not explicable in Thucydides is that he should have fallen into the intermittent orgies of ungrammatical and unnatural language, the disconcerting trails of comment and explanation, which occur on every third page. Not explicable if true; but is it true? The answers arise in a storm. "No; our text is utterly corrupt." " It is convicted of gross mistakes by contemporary inscriptions. It is full of glosses. It has been filled with cross-references and explanatory interpolations during its long use as a school-book." " Intentional forgers in late times have been...
Good. Notable tearing and creasing to dust jacket. Library copy with standard marks, labels, pocket, etc. Staining, chipping, and discoloration on page edges. Binding strong and text clean. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Fair. No dust jacket. Hardcover; Fair condition; (shelf G45); ex-library with usual stickers, stamps & markings; approx. 15 of 420 pages have underlining; no DJ; shelfwear; 420 p. Includes index. "The author writes a history of Greek literature covering homer, lesser homeric poems, hesiod, the beginning of prose, herodotus, political literature, thucydides, the drama and dramatists, the "orators", and much more;
Good. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; lightly scuffed and scratched; large chip out of the head of the spine; some shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Yellow cloth with black lettering on the spine. 420 historical pages! "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 'Scholia' or ancient commentaries. But modern scholarship has been prolific in the making of books; and as regards this department of my subject, I must frankly accept the verdict passed by a German critic upon a historian of vastly wider erudition than mind........."
Good. This is an 1897 COLLEGE X/LIBRARY hardcover. Silver lettering on the front cover and spine; no DJ. Standard library stickers and stamps. Binding has relaxed with age but remains secure. A good book overall. Part of he Literatures of the World series edited by Edmund Gosse. Daily shipping. ALL ORDERS ARE GUARANTEED.
Good. 420 pp. 8vo (small). Cloth. Shelfwear and light scuffing to binding, bumping to spine ends and corners. Tears to spine head. Sunning to spine. Rough cut textblock, foxed. Browning to ep's, lightly to page edges. Bookplate to fpd. P.o. 's inscription to ffep. Little stamp to rfep. Hinge split repaired as much as possible by seller. Wear/chipping to some page edges. Pen marginalia to a couple of pages.
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