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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
GIFT OF

ARCHIBALD CARY COOLIDGE

Jame 7, 1724

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COPYRIGHT, 1896
By GINN AND COMPANY

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

621.7

The Athenæum Press

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

PREFACE

The present volume, though a revision of Allen & Greenough's Cicero (edition of 1886), following in general the same lines, 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. They have, however, for lack of room, reluctantly omitted the Oration for Sestius as that least read by pupils of the age for whom this book must be intended. Though in pursuance of the original design the orations are arranged in chronological order, yet, by the fuller annotation of Roscius and the atilines, care has been taken to enable teachers to begin with either, according to their judgment or habit.

The revisers hope that in many respects the new edition will be found superior to the old. 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 very 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.

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The treatment of the orations rhetorically and logically has been very much extended, with the hope of making the book more useful, not only for the study of Latin, but also for the study of rhetorical composition generally. The very numerous illustrations have not been inserted merely to make a picturebook, but to give the pupil some sense of the reality of the orations as a part of history. Teachers and others who take a more intelligent interest in these ancient memorials, will find much explanatory and critical comment in the numbered list of illustrations. A very large increase of introductory matter has seemed desirable in view of the growing interest in the study of the history of civilization.

As in the previous edition, the text of BAITER and KAYSER has been strictly followed, as a recent textus receptus, even where the revisers would personally prefer a different reading. They have, however, rejected the doubled i in the genitive of the second declension, which must have been unknown to Cicero.

It is hoped that the new and improved features will commend themselves to teachers and tend to improve Latin scholarship in this country.

J. B. G.

G. L. K. CAMBRIDGE, MASS., JULY, 1896.

In this new impression maps have been added, and a plan of the Forum exhibiting the very important excavations made since 1899. This plan is taken from Richter's Topographie der Stadt Rom and shows the newly excavated Comitium, Basilica Aemilia, and Sanctuary of Juturna.

MARCH, 1905.

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