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New Edition, in post 8vo, price 78. 6d. CHARICLES, a Tale illustrative of Private Life
among the Ancient Greeks; with Notes and Excur. suses. Edited by the Rev. F. Metcalfe, M.A., from the German of Professor BECKER,
London : LONGMANS and Co.,
THE SECOND EDITION.
SINCE the appearance of the first edition of Gallus in
an English form, its learned author, as well as the veteran Hermann of Leipsic, to whom he dedicated his Charicles, have been numbered with the dead, while the irreparable loss thus sustained by the literary world was heightened by the decease, soon after, of Orelli at Zurich.
At the period of his too early removal, Professor Becker was engaged in collecting the materials for a second improved and enlarged edition of Gallus : the task of completing which was consigned to Professor Rein of Eisenach, and the deceased's papers placed at his disposal. Besides interweaving in the work these posthumous notes, the new editor has likewise added very much valuable matter of his own, correcting errors where they occurred, throwing new light on obscure points of criticism or antiquarian knowledge, and, where the explanations were too brief, giving them greater development.
He has further adopted the plan of the English editor, whereby the Excursuses were thrown together at the end, so as not to interfere with the even tenor of the narrative; and the woodcuts removed from the end to their proper place in the body of the text. Much matter has also been extracted from the notes and embodied in the Appendix. These changes have given a unity, con