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The two essays which follow take us in abrupt transition from the mind of the cultivated Greek to the mind of the countryside, from the life of the city and the camp to the life of the shepherds and farmers of ancient Greece. It is impossible to convey the charm of these papers, even in quotation, for each is a little work of art which must be read as a whole. The first treats of rural life, and especially of the life of the shepherds in the hills...Of the remaining papers, that on 'Greek Simplicity' is perhaps the best; it is certainly the most needed, for it explains in detail how very subtle Greek simplicity may be. Yet it is hardly possible to speak of 'best' in this regard. For all are best, and the studies of the 'Alcestis' of Euripides and of Lucretius, and the two papers on 'Translation' and on the springs of poetry, are in their way as excellent reading as any in the volume."