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BRIEF MENTION. 

The reviewing of the White and Seymour Series (College Series of Greek 
Authors, published by Ginn & Co.) is made in most cases very troublesome by the 
blending of translation with original comment, and German critics usually make 
short work of the volumes as they appear by giving the credit for the scholar- 
ship to the German original and for the typography to the American publisher. 
But Americans ought to deal more fairly by Americans, and though the Classical 
Review has American editors to see that justice is done, we are glad to make 
space for the report of a young scholar, who has instituted a careful comparison 
of Professor Towlb's Protagoras with the Protagoras of Professor Sauppe, on 
which it is based. 



" There is a large amount of small changes, such as the omission or addition 
of references, translations, and brief explanations of bits of the text or the 
references, condensation here and amplification there. Some of the notes seem 
to be superfluous, such as the translation of aar//pia by ' safety,' and the obser- 
vation that e%a with adv. z=.u/j.i with adj. Not superfluous would have been 
some distinct acknowledgment of forty-four notes taken directly from Cron. 
Jahn, on the other hand, whom Professor Towle might have used to advantage, 
he appears to have neglected altogether. The relegation of all or nearly all 
the critical notes to the appendix is an improvement. The variations from 
Sauppe and Cron are few and trifling. Of the thirteen omissions -of Sauppe's 
notes, most are of little importance, but three are a loss. 316 E, where Sauppe 
says that the addition of Meyapsve shows Protagoras' desire to display his anti- 
quarian knowledge, 325 E where the string of i/'s is said to show that Protago- 
ras is quite in earnest, and 342 D the note on a'Arfiij Mjw. Of the notes added 
by Professor Towle those on pp. 36. 30, 37. 5, 52. 24, 79. 1, 141. 50 are valuable 
additions to the understanding of the dialogue. There are slips here and 
there, such as Protagoras for Pythagoras a propos of av~bs eQa (p. 45. 10), and 
' Kroschel ' for ' Deuschle ' (p. 168). 'Wettstreit ' is translated ' race ' instead of 
' contest ' (p. 105, £3), and in the introduction ' nai'v ' is rendered oddly enough 
' civic .' " B. N. 



While Professor Towle, as it seems, keeps close to his German authorities, 
Professor Flagg, who has edited the Iphigenia Taurica in the same series, 
shows that individuality of conception and treatment which lends a special 
interest to all his work. In the notes on an often-edited classic every editor 
is forced to draw largely on his predecessors or fail of his duty to the student, 
but it is possible to earn what one has borrowed, and this Professor Flagg has 
done, and the introduction is the work of a man who himself has explored the 
region into which he undertakes to conduct others.