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HARVARD COLE LISBARY

GIFT OF

GINN & CO.

SEP 20 1935

COPYRIGHT, 1896, 1902, 1909, BY

GINN AND COMPANY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

327.10

The Athenæum Press

GINN AND COMPANY. PRO-
PRIETORS BOSTON U.S.A.

PREFACE

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 require but six orations for use in their classes.

The orations are arranged in chronological order, but the Catilines have been annotated with especial fulness, since it is with those orations that the study of Cicero is usually begun.

The maps include the Roman Empire, Italy, the City of Rome, Latium, and the Ægean Sea. The plan of the Forum, exhibiting late excavations, is taken, with slight changes, from that in Richter's Topographie der Stadt Rom.

The following extract from the Preface to the Select Orations may be appended: —

"The present volume is practically an entirely new work, since the notes have been almost wholly rewritten, and very extensive additions have been made. The revising editors have kept constantly in mind the original design, which gave prominence to matters of historical and political interest.

"The admirable historical and political work of the late Professor W. F. Allen has not been reduced, but collected into introductory chapters for convenience of continued reading and reference. The grammatical discussions have been much increased, the revisers having found, by instructive experience, that in order to profit by a book the pupil must be able to read it, and for this a knowledge of the usages of the language is indispensable.

"The treatment of the orations rhetorically and logically has been very much extended, with the hope of making the

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