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VINDICATION OF HOMER,
AND OF THE
ANCIENT POETS AND HISTORIANS,
WHO HAVE RECORDED THE
SIEGE AND FALL OF TROY.
Written by I. B. S. MORRITT, ESQ.
BY JACOB BRYAN T.
Εγω δε πλεον ελπομαι
Λογον Οδυσσεος, η παθεν,
Δια τον άδυεπη γενεσθ' Όμηρον.
Επει ψευδέεσσιν οι ποτανα γε μαχανα
Σεμνον επεσι τι. Σοφια δε
Κλέπτει παραγοισα μυθοις.
Pindar. Nemea. 2.
Η τε Όμηρο σοφια κλέπτει τον νεν ήμων, ὥτε τα ψευδή δοκείν
PRINTED BY M. POTE, AND E. WILLIAMS.
Published by the same Author,
Observations upon the Miracles in Egypt, and the Divine Mission of Moses.
The Sentiments of Philo Judeus concerning the Logos, or Word of God.
HE Author, of the Work, which I am about to con
sider, has given to it the title of A Vindication of Homer. It seems extraordinary, that he should have expended so much labour unnecessarily : for he has taken in hand to vindicate, where there was no grievance; and to maintain what was never denied. Not one syllable is to be found in the Treatise, which he is pleased to oppose, that at all derogates from the character of the Poet: on the contrary, there appears every mark of the highest admiration. To this Vindication another is annexed of the Ancient Poets and Historians, who have recorded the siege and fall of Troy. Among these are Metrodorus, Herodotus, Thucydides, Diodorus Siculus, Pausanias,