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INTRODUCTION

IN the Pageant of Greece I tried through translations to give a reader who knows no Greek some idea of the significance of Greek Literature. That book, dealing chiefly with the greatest writers and the classic age, perforce ignored the rich literature of the Graeco-Roman world and the three philosophies of Cynicism, Stoicism, and Epicureanism, memorable alike in themselves and for their immense influence on the lives of men. In the present volume I have tried to fill this gap, and to give some idea of the chief personalities in Greek thought and letters during the first two centuries of our era, by means of selections from their writings in translation, pieced together with sufficient comment to make them intelligible. Primarily the book is meant for the general reader, but it may interest others. The limits of school and university curricula allow many to suppose that Greek Literature comes to an end with the loss of Greek freedom, and some more advanced classical scholars know little, not only of such writers as Philostratus and Aelius Aristides, but even of Epicurus and the ` Moral Essays ' of Plutarch.
It is of course right in education to study the great age and the great men. But it is a mistake to ignore the lesser stars in that great celestial system which we know as Greek philosophy and literature. Some indeed of these later writers are of prime importance. Epicurus, for example, and the Cynics were representative of permanent modes of the human mind, parents of philosophies that, once born, never die ; Stoicism is one of the noblest spiritual achievements of mankind ; Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Plutarch are among the great names of the human race. But apart from their individual worth all the writers with whom this volume deals have a general interest for us. All of them may be said to represent a view of life, an answer unconscious or deliberate, to the question, How shall man live? In other words, they reveal the spiritual ideals of their age. And if it is interesting at all times to know the lights by which a society tries to live, it is doubly so with a society as potent, as cultured, as modern, as the Roman Empire. Not only so, but we are here concerned

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