This translation of Dr. Zeller's 'Plato und die ältere Akademie' - Section 2, Part 2, Vol. II. of his 'Philosophie der Griechen' - has been made from the third and enlarged edition of that work, an earlier portion of which ('Sokrates und die Sokratiker') has already appeared in English in the translation of Dr. Reichel.
The text has been translated by Miss Alleyne, who desires to express her grateful acknowledgments to Dr. Zeller for his courteous approval of the under taking. For the notes, and for the revision of the whole, Mr. Goodwin is responsible.
The references in the notes require some explanation: Simple figures, with or without supra or infra, indicate the pages and notes of the English translation. Vol. I. means the first (German) volume of the 'Philosophie der Griechen,' and Part I. the Erste Abtheilung of the second volume.