The Ancient Library
 

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has had the opportunity of choosing what it would have from Greek literature, the choice has been along lines very similar in taste to the prevailing literary interest. What lies in the future is hard to say, for practically everything of impor­ tance has been translated. Probably we shall see repeated what we are witnessing to-day: the retranslation of Greek literature for each succeeding generation into terms of its own conception. Bohn's Classical Library is now in the process of being replaced by the Loeb Classical Library and I dare say sixty years hence some other "library" will replace this one. Greek literature is no longer a hidden pearl, and, although the interest in the language may vary with the generations, the people of England and America have evidently found in it a worth which they desire to keep. If they had not, the following list of translations would never have been possible. *• ;_=y

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