the chariot of zeus.
added to the "Story of the Seven Chiefs against
Thebes" the description of the single combat between
Eteocles and Polynices, which occurs in the Phœnissæ of
Euripides. Some changes have been made in the "Story
of Ion" to make it more suitable for the purpose of
this book. Throughout the Stories compression and
omission have been freely used. I can only ask the
indulgence of such of my readers as may be familiar
with the great originals of which I have given these
pale and ineffectual copies.
October. 11, 1879.