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SCHMITZ AND ZUMPT'S CLASSICAL SERIES.
C. JULII CAESARIS
COMMENTARII DE BELLO GALLICO.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND A GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX IN ENGLISH. ALSO, A MAP OF GAUL, AND ILLUSTRATIVE ENGRAVINGS.
In one handsome 18mo. volume, extra cloth.
VOLUME II. (Now Ready.)
PUBLII VIRGILII MARONIS
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES.
In one handsome 18mo. volume, extra cloth.
To be followed by the works of other Classical authors prepared for Schools.
The high price of Classical School Books has long been a subject of complaint both to teacher and student. Costly editions, overburdened with notes, have been in use, increasing the expenses of tuition with no corre. sponding benefit. The present series is designed to remedy this evil.While the works are correctly, clearly, and handsomely printed, with such illustrations as tend to elucidate the text, and foot-notes to assist the learner, where assistance is required; they are furnished at a price so exceedingly low, that they cannot fail to become in almost universal requisition. The Series has been placed under the editorial management of two eminent scholars and practical teachers, DR. SCHMITZ, Rector of the High School, Edinburgh, and Dr. ZUMPT, Professor in the University of Berlin, and will combine the following advantages:
1. A gradually ascending series of School Books on a uniform plan, so as to constitute within a definite number, a complete Latin Curriculum. 2. Certain arrangements in the rudimentary volumes, which will insure a fair amount of knowledge in Roman literature to those who are not designed for professional life, and who therefore will not require to extend their studies to the advanced portion of the series.
3. The text of each author will be such as has been constituted by the most recent collations of manuscripts, and will be prefaced by biographical and critical sketches in English, that pupils may be made aware of the character and peculiarities of the work they are about to study.
Schmitz and Zumpt's Classical Series -Continued.
From REV. CHAUNCEY COLTON, President, and Professor of Latin Language and Literature, St. John's College, Cin., Ohio, March 7, 1848.
I beg you to accept my thanks for this attention, with the expression of my favorable judgment of this edition, and of the plan you propose of a classical series by these eminent scholars I shall be glad to see them as they come from your press, and I doubt not shall prefer many of them to those we have at present in use. The Caesar I prefer on several accounts, and am making daily use of it.
From AMMI B. HYDE, Professor of Languages in the Oneida Conference Seminary, Cazenovia, New York, Sept 2, 1847.
We find much to admire in the neat and business-like form of the work. Its notes are compact and sufficiently copious, and the text is, in our view, unusually accurate and Caesar-like. Our opinion of the work is such as to induce us to bring it into notice.
From E. S. DIXWELL, Latin School, Boston, Sept. 13, 1947.
It commends itself by its cheapness and the high character of the editors.
From the REV. S. DAVIS, Rector of Zion's Church, Rome, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1847.
The enterprise of publishing a classical series in the form and style with which you have commenced, must meet the approbation and encouragement of classical scholars generally. The learning and ability of the gentlemen who edit the series are a sufficient guarantee for their correctness and accuracy.
From THOMAS BONSALL, Classical Teacher, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1847.
After a minute examination of this edition of Caesar, I consider it to be decidedly the best both for accuracy and elegance of execution of any ever published in this country. *** I consider your publication of these works as supplying a desideratum in our school books, which is likely to be advantageously used to a wide extent.
From D. H. PEIRSON, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Nov. 23, 1847.
I am glad to find just such an edition of Caesar. The publishers have done well, and the editors better yet. I have used in my school four dif ferent editions of Caesar, none of which do I think half so good as yours. Either they are burdened with notes and translations so as to leave nothing for the pupil to do, or they are full of blunders in the text. Your edition is just what was needed, and henceforth I shall purchase no other.
From E. M. ROLLO, Binghamton Academy, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1847. -All of these objections are avoided in the edition you have sent me. Besides, in several other respects it is superior to any edition in use in this country. The text and pointing are unquestionably very accurate. ** The quality of the paper and neat typography are important excellences. The map appears to be correct and sufficiently full for all the purposes of the student. But the most important improvement in the work is the admirable Biography of Caesar which the editors have prefixed to it. This is a desideratum wanting in all other editions of Caesar. They either have none at all, or a very meagre and imperfect one. The notes are well calculated to elucidate the text and to render efficient aid to the student.