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WAR AGAINST JUGURTHA,
AND OF THE
CONSPIRACY OF CATILINE:
DICTIONARY AND NOTES.
PROF. E. A. ANDREWS.
PUBLISHED BY CROCKER & BREWSTER.
PHILADELPHIA: THEODORE BLISS & CO.
Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court, of the United States for the District of
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
The first edition of Sallust by the present editor having been favorably received by the public, no alteration in its plan has been thought necessary In preparing a second edition, however, every part has been carefully revised.
The text, in the former edition of the Jugurthine War was based upon that of Cortius. It was not until nearly the whole of that portion of the work was printed off, that the editor was able to obtain the highly valuable editions, which, within a few years past, have issued from the German press. Of these such use was made in the remainder of the work, as the brief time allowed for this purpose would permit.
The text of Cortius was distinguished from those previously in common use by frequent ellipses, especially of particles, pronouns, and the substantive verb These ellipses gave to the author's style an appearance of peculiar harshness: and rendered the connexion at times obscure and difficult. Besides other valuable improvements in the text of this author, the German editors, after the most careful collation of manuscripts and early editions have in many instances restored the words omitted by Cortius.
The text adopted in both parts of the present editi is, in general, that of Kritz. but modified by reference to the editions of Planche, Burnouf, Gerlach, Herzog and the Bipont editors. The alterations made in this edition wul, it is believed, commend themselves to all, who shall examine them with care. as serving to remove many of the difficulties found in the common editions.
The orthography of the first edition, which, with few exceptions, was that adopted by the Bipont editors and by Planche, has been retained.
The following extracts from the preface to the first edition will sufficiently explain its general plan.
"In arranging the two treatises of Sallust constituting the text of this work, the first place has been assigned to the War against Jugurtha. Such an arrangement seemed to be expedient in a work intended for the use of students not previously familiar with Roman history; inasmuch as the History of Catiline's Conspiracy, which occurred many years after the war against Jugur tha, contains numerous allusions to persons engaged in that war, and to politi cal events connected with it.