It is with personal reluctance that I, like Mr. Grundy, again take up the argument. It is probably, however, better for the reader if the two sides thrash it out. The main reason why so many of the full-dress debates of archæology, on the λογєῖον for instance, or the ‘Old Temple,’ are still obscure for the non-combatant, is because the protagonists seem to get bored with each other's arguments, and pass them over in silence as self-evident fallacies. The result is endless, indecisive summarizing by those not immediately concerned.
In the present number of the Journal, p. 234, Mr. Grundy expresses his astonishment that the walls on Pylos and Sphacteria, as photographed in Plates VII., IX. and X., of the preceding number present no more definite marks of date. This is surely a failure to recognize the conditions of the problem.