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BY WILLIAM CLEAVER WILKINSON.
Preparatory Greek Course in English,
This volume belongs to a series of books, now four in number, devoted to a presentation in English of various foreign literatures, ancient and modern. The primary design of the series is to enable persons born to the use of English speech and precluded from accomplishing a course of school and college training in the foreign languages in which the literatures concerned were originally written, to enjoy an advantage as nearly as possible equivalent through the medium of their native tongue.
These books are, none of them, histories of the literatures treated. They are those literatures themselves, in specimen, presented through translation, with accompaniment of such comment, historical, biographical, critical, and explanatory, as was judged necessary to make them, in the highest degree possible within very narrow limits, effectively known. They are, it is believed, somewhat different in purpose and in method from any other books existing.
The present volume is the result of selection and abridgment from two earlier volumes, each of about the same size with this, entitled, respectively, “Preparatory Greek Course in English " and "College Greek Course in English." These fuller volumes are still kept in print for such readers as may desire to go a little more thoroughly into the study of Greek literature.