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sponding to their importance, from a desire to do more justice to the comparatively less known (such as Statius, Valerius Flaccus, Martial, Apuleius, &c.), who, whatever their independent merit as writers, cannot but be of great interest to the student of historical literature.
To readers of this class the Editors trust the present volume may prove a really valuable aid ; the bringing together of different and often conflicting views, will show the limits within which Roman opinion varied.
The chronological arrangement was adopted in Part II. for obvious reasons, but abandoned in Part I., chiefly from the consideration that, there having been no regular unfolding or orderly development of thought in Rome (such as was the case, for example, in Greece), any attempt to tabulate, on a chronological basis, the opinions held on a given subject, would be delusive. The present arrangement, involving, as it does, two principles, labours under the disadvantage of being somewhat unsymmetrical, but it is hoped that the practical advantage thus gained will outweigh the æsthetic deficiency.
READING, April, 1879.
FIRST DIVISION: ROMAN THOUGHT,
A. The Supreme Being and His Government of the World,
Nos. 1-28 29-44 45-52 53-66 67-73 74-86 87-90
PART III.-ART AND LETTERS.
A. On the Arts Generally
1-9 10-16 17-20 21-24 25-35
A. Period I., 240-80 B.C., Nævius-Claudius Quadrigarius,
1-30 31-115 116-206
PART II.-RHETORICAL PASSAGES.
A. Period I., 240-80 B.C., Ennius-Helvius Mancia,
1-16 17-80 S1-121
PART III.-WIT AND HUMOUR,
A. Period I., 240-80 B.C., Plautus- Titius,
1. Existence of God inferred from the Contemplation
2. Existence of God inferred from the Evidence of
3. Existence of God inferred from the Splendour of
4. Existence of God inferred from the Order observ-
5, 6. Existence of God inferred from Common
7. Existence of God inferred from the Principle of
8. On the Possibility of God's Attributes,
9. God the True Object of Knowledge,
10. Law in its Highest Form the Expression of the
11. God is within us :' the Sublime a Trace of Him,
12. The Universe considered Divine,
13. The Universe confounded with God,
14. The Universe not without Intelligence,
15, 16. Popular Notions of the Divine Power criti.
17. How the World is governed,
18. Fate Supreme over all Things,
19. The Gods do not govern the World.
21. The Universe God's Habitation,
22. The World was made for Man,
23. This may be proved from the Perfection of the
24. The Divine Providence watches over Nations and
26. All Good Things come from God,
27. External Goods only come from God,
29. Origin of Natural Religion,
30. Superstition not Religion, .
31. Revolt against the Tyranny of Superstition, Lucr.
32. The Superstitions sanctioned by Numa ridiculed, Lucil.
33. A Warning against Religious Quacks,
35. Right Worship depends on a Right Conception of
36. The Worship of a Pure Heart,
37. The Same,
X 38. Labienus advises Cato to consult the Oracle, Lucan
39. Cato declares that Truth may be learned without
41. What we ought to pray for,
42. Temples should be built for the Gouls,
43. The Superstition of any People takes its Distinc-
tive Form from the Physical Conditions of
44. U'tility of Religion to the Commonwealth,
45. Origin and Destiny of the Human Spirit,
47. “The Mind is its Own Place,"
48. Pre-eminence of the Soul over the Body,
49. Affinity of the Divine and Human Spirit,
32. Aspiration after the Divine the Peculiar Privilege
All change, no death,”
35. Death not an Evil,
56. Death not to he feared,
57. Let us meet Death willingly,
58. Death is Annihilation,