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125. Fragment of Hermesianax of Colophon, addressed to

his mistress Leontium, describing the amours of the

Greek poets. Of the seven wise men. Of the ca-

lendar of the Greeks and other nations. Of Thales.

A letter from Pherecydes to that philosopher.

126. Of the origin and introduction of the drama. Of

Thespis's pretensions to be considered as the father

of tragedy.

127. Of the nature and character of the first drama.

128. Athenian history resumed, and continued from the

death of Pisistratus to that of Hipparchus.

129. The same continued, to the expulsion of Hippias.

130. Concluded with the battle of Marathon.

131. The subject of the drama resumed. Of the old tragic

poets Pratinas and Phrynichus.

132. Of the poet Æschylus.

133. Of Eschylus as compared with Sophocles and Euri-

pides.

134. Of the tragedies of Æschylus.

135, Of the Greek comedy. Of Aristotle's definition and

chronology of the first comedy. Of Epicharmus,

considered as the first writer of comedy.

136. Fragments of Epicharmus. Account of Phormis,

Cliinides, Magnes, and Dinolochus, the founders

of comedy.

137. Of Cratinas and his comedy in reply to the satire of

Aristophanes. Of Eupolis; his fragments compared

with certain passages in Ben Jonson.

138. Of Aristophanes ; his history, character, and works.

139. Aristophanes defended from the criticisms of Plutarch,

also from the account which Ælian gives of his

attack upon Socrates.

140. The motives and grounds for Aristophanes's attack

upon Socrates more fully considered, with some

anecdotes of that philosopher's school and private

character. The dates of the eleven surviving plays

of Aristophanes ascertained.

141. Of the remaining writers of the old comedy; viz.

Amipsias, Plato, Crates, Phrynichus, Pherecrates,

Amphis, Hermippus, Hipparchus, Philonides, and

Theopompus, with their fragments translated.

142. Of the middle comedy of the Greeks. Anecdotes of

Alexis: fragments of that dramatic poet collected.

143. The same collection continued and concluded. Anec.

dotes of Antiphanes.

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