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ΑΙΣΧΥΛΟΥ ΑΓΑΜΕΜΝΩΝ. .

THE

AGAMEMNON OF ÆSCHYLUS.

A NEW EDITION OF THE TEXT,

WITH NOTES, CRITICAL, EXPLANATORY, AND PHILOLOGICAL.

FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS.

BY THE

Rev. T. WILLIAMSON PEILE, D.D.,

HEAD MASTER OF REPTON SCHOOL, LATE SENIOR FELLOW AND TUTOR IN THE UNIVERSITY

OF DURHAM, AND FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

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Quis expedivit psittaco suun xaîpe ?

TO THE

RIGHT REVEREND

SAMUEL BUTLER, D.D. F.R.S. &c.

LORD BISHOP OF LICHFIELD, LATE

HEAD MASTER OF SHREWSBURY SCHOOL,

AND EDITOR OF ESCHYLUS,

THIS VOLUME IS

AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED,

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S

MUCH OBLIGED

FRIEND AND FORMER PUPIL,

THE EDITOR.

PREFACE.

THE
THE Editor has ventured to call the present a new

edition of the text, without pretending (unless it be in v. 1635.) to any thing more than a new selection from the MSS. and Edd. already before the public; on which he has bestowed his most careful consideration, and from which—without having originally contemplated such a result—he has drawn up a corrected copy of the Agamemnon, different, as it turns out, from any that has preceded it.

Among his Notes, he has the privilege of introducing to his readers selections from some hitherto unpublished Notes of BUTLER (now Bishop of Lichfield), which that distinguished Scholar and Teacher had prepared with the intention of re-editing the whole of Æschylus, when his elevation to the Bench at once and for ever called away his attention to matters of graver moment.

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