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THE TRANSLATOR'S DEDICATION:
. . . Τάδε νῦν ἐταίραις
ταῖς ἔμαισι τέρπνα κάλως ἀείσω.
but more specifically
For NANCY BEVILL
THE AUTHOR'S DEDICATION:
This little book of ancient love is respectfully dedicated to the young ladies of the society of the future.
AN ASTERISK IN THESE FOLLOWING PAGES IS USED TO DENOTE THE FACT THAT SOME COMMENT UPON THE WORD OR PHRASE THUS MARKED WILL BE FOUND IN THE NOTES