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THUCYDIDES

BOOK VI

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London: GEORGE BELL.
Bublin : HODGES AND SMITH.
Edinburgh: EDMONSTON AND DOUGLAS.
Glasgow : JAMES MACLEHOSE.
Orford : J. H. PARKER.

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BOOK VI

FROM THE TEXT OF BEKKER

WITH NOTES CHIEFLY GRAMMATICAL

AND EXPLANATORY

BY

REV. PERCIVAL FROST JUN. M.A.

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PREFACE.

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T HAVE attempted in these notes to facilitate the + attainment of accuracy in translation. All who are engaged in Classical Tuition, are aware how little of this quality is found in the rendering of the majority of translators. Particles are conveniently omitted as troublesome; compound verbs dwarfed to the proportions of simple; the distinctions of tenses slighted; the due balancing of the clauses in complex sentences thought unnecessary. Yet, if the study of Greek is to serve any purpose of intellectual discipline, a mere loose acquaintance with some of its words and forms will never produce the desired result upon the mind. Something more is requisite; and in this, painstaking accuracy must form a main ingredient. I have, consequently, in this edition aimed at helping to this correctness those who care to acquire it; those who do not, will consider me to have wasted my pains. With this end in view, I have not treated Thucydides historically, nor politically, but grammatically. I have, to the best of my power, carefully explained the usual particles, defined constructions, accounted for compounded verbs, and so on, wherever I thought, and indeed know, mistakes are

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