Ancient Classics for English Readers
EDITED BY THE
REV. W. LUCAS COLLINS, M.A.
Rev. W. J. BRODRIBB, M.A.
LATE FELLOW OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE,
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON
PRINTED BY WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS.
For the extracts from the speeches of Demosthenes given in this volume I am to a considerable extent indebted to the scholarly version of the late Mr C. R. Kennedy. For the famous speech on the Crown, I have made occasional use of a translation recently published by an eminent English lawyer, the Right Hon. Sir Robert Collier. The same speech was, some years ago, translated by Mr William Brandt, a scholar of Oriel College, Oxford, whose premature death cut short a life of great promise. His rendering of the Greek orator is spirited and vigorous, and I wish to express my obligations to it.
W. J. B.