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A GAME MIYOIY
AT S C H Y LOS
TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK
ILLUSTRATED BY I DISSERTATION ON
GRECIAN TRAGEDY, &e.
THE RIGHT REVEREND
JOHN, LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN,
THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE INSCRIBED,
BY THE AUTHOR,
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
OF HIS INVALUABLE FRIENDSHIP,
IN TESTIMONY OF SINCERE RESPECT
FOR HIS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VIRTUES,
AND FOR HIS ABLE APPLICATION
OF THE VARIOUS AND PROFOUND LEARNING,
BY WHICH HE IS DISTINGUISHED,
TO THE ILLUSTRATION OF CHRISTIAN ANTIQUITY.
In the following pages a new translation is attempted of the Agamemnon of Æschylus.
The object of the preliminary Dissertation, is to condense within a short compass the principal facts which illustrate the history, the poetical merits, and the moral qualities of Grecian Tragedy.
Though, in an essay introductory to a translation of a drama of Æschylus, he naturally forms the prominent figure, it is hoped that the chief alterations or improvements introduced into the tragic art by his two illustrious imitators and rivals will be found in the course of it accurately noted.-:., · The aụthor has referred to original authorities