TOHENRY GRAHAM DAKYNS3 Pciiitatc tijcsc llolumcsIN MEMORY OF COMMOX IXTERESTS, JOINT STUDIES, ANDSIXTEEN YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP / ; / PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITIONThe studies of Greek Poets, now reprinted, appeared in Eng-land in two series, published at an interval of three or fouryears. In preparing this edition, I have rearranged the chap-ters of both series in their proper order, and have made certainadditions, with the view of rendering the book more completeas a survey of Greek Poetry. Thus I have inserted several newtranslations in the chapters on the Lyric Poets and the An-thology. The criticism of Euripides has been enlarged, andthe concluding chapter has been, in a great measure, rewrit-ten. Each chapter has undergone such revision and alterationin minor details as might remove unnecessary repetitions andbring the whole series of essays into harmony. At the sametime I have judged it inexpedient to introduce radical changesinto a book which professes to be the reprint of volumes al-ready known to the English piiblic. For this reason the chap-ters which deal with the Greek Tragedians have been left sub-stantially in their original form, and bear upon their face therecord of their composition as almost independent essays.