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HISTORY OF GREECE.
For the Use of Colleges and Schools.
REV. FREDERICK ARNOLD, B.A.,
LATE OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD.
AND 164, PICCADILLY.
FEW words may best here be
said concerning the plan and scope of the present history. The objection is commonly brought, and only too truly, that abridged histories are little more than dry abstracts or bare lists of proper names. It appeared to the author that it might not be impossible to avoid this reproach. The School History, , which loads the memory with incessant details, is too great a burden for the young reader, and, from its repellent character, must defeat its own purpose of instructing him and of eliciting a taste for this kind of study. At the same time the author fully
recognized the fact that it would not be worth while to write a new History of Greece which would not give with fulness and accuracy the main results of recent scholarship, and satisfy the high educational standard of schools and colleges. He has attempted, therefore, to write the chapters in a popular and clear way, which might really interest the young student or the general reader, and might be helpful to the candidate for honours in breaking up the ground