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32. Bust of L. Junius Rusticus (Stoic philosopher of the time of
35. Writing implements: atramentarium (for black and red ink); papyrus letter sealed and addressed; tabellae and stilus. Wall painting. Overbeck's Pompeii.
36. Romulus and Remus with the wolf.
38. Coin of P. Licinius Crassus Junianus. Obverse: head of Jupiter. Reverse: balance; cornucopia; curule chair.
39. Pompeian shop (restored).
40. Plan showing the arrangement of Pompeian shops along the
Bronze in the Capitoline
trophy, shields, etc.
47. Edile opening the games. Ancient statue.
49. L. Domitius Ahenobarbus (from a coin).
. Photograph. Bartoli, Lucerne.
41. Bronze brazier (focus), from the baths of Pompeii.
42. Sarcophagus of Scipio Barbatus. With a bust formerly identi
fied with Ennius.
43. Coin of Cato Uticensis. Obverse: head of Liberty. Reverse: Victory seated.
44. Writing Implements: tablets (tabellae), inkstands (atramentaria), pens (stili), papyrus rolls (volumina), box for holding rolls (scrinium); also money bags (sacculi) and coins (nummi). Wall painting. Museo Borbonico.
45. Girl Writing a Letter (showing tabellae and stilus). Wall
46. Coin of Brutus and Casca. Obverse: head of Brutus. Reverse:
50. Coin of Lepidus and Octavianus as Triumvirs. 51. Coin of Pansa.
52. Coin of Q. Cassius. Obverse: head of Liberty. Reverse (in
memory of the condemnation of the Vestals by L. Cassius
. Photograph. Visconti.
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THE present volume is not intended to supersede the revised edition of Cicero's Select Orations. It has been prepared to meet the needs of those teachers who prefer marked quantities and who wish to introduce their students to Cicero's Letters. Several orations have been omitted, and their place is supplied by a careful selection from Cicero's correspondence. The letters are arranged chronologically, like the orations. They throw light on Cicero's character, on Roman political history, and on various phases of ancient manners, and at the same time they illustrate almost every variety of letter-writing, — from hasty notes on family matters to weighty discussions of public policy. One letter from Pompey to Cicero and one from Cæsar have also been included.
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