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Morris and Morgan's Latin Series

EDITED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF

EDWARD P. MORRIS, M.A.,

PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN YALE UNIVERSITY

AND

MORRIS H. MORGAN, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY

VOLUMES OF THE SERIES

Henry C. Pearson, Teachers

Morris H. Morgan, Harvard University.

Essentials of Latin for Beginners.
College, New York. 90 cents.
A School Latin Grammar.

$1.00.

A First Latin Writer. M. A. Abbott, Groton School. 60 cents. Connected Passages for Latin Prose Writing. Maurice W. Mather, formerly of Harvard University, and Arthur L. Wheeler, Bryn Mawr College. $1.00.

Caesar. Episodes from the Gallic and Civil Wars. Maurice W. Mather, formerly of Harvard University. $1.25.

Cicero. Ten Orations and Selected Letters. J. Remsen Bishop,
Eastern High School, Detroit, Frederick A. King, Hughes High School,
Cincinnati, and Wilbur Helm, Evanston Academy of Northwestern Uni-
versity. $1.25.
Six Orations.
Selections from Latin Prose Authors for Sight Reading. Susan
Braley Franklin and Ella Catherine Greene, Miss Baldwin's School, Bryn
Mawr. 40 cents.

$1.00.

Cicero. Cato Maior. Frank G. Moore, Columbia University. 80 cents. Cicero. Laelius de Amicitia. Clifton Price, University of California. 75 cents.

Selections from Livy. Harry E. Burton, Dartmouth College. $1.50. Horace. Odes and Epodes. Clifford H. Moore, Harvard University. $1.50.

Horace. Satires. Edward P. Morris, Yale University. $1.00. Horace. Satires and Epistles. Edward P. Morris, Yale University. $1.25.

Horace. Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Saeculare, Moore. Satires and Epistles, Morris. In one volume. $2.00.

Tibullus. Kirby F. Smith, Johns Hopkins University. $1.50.

Lucretius. William A. Merrill, University of California. $2.25.

Latin Literature of the Empire.

the University of Pennsylvania.

Vol. I. Prose: Velleius to Boethius

Vol. II. Poetry: Pseudo-Vergiliana to Claudianus. Selections from the Public and Private Law of the Romans.

James J. Robinson, Hotchkiss School. $1.25.

Others to be announced later.

Alfred Gudeman, formerly of

$1.80 $1.80

LATIN LITERATURE

THE

OF

EMPIRE

SELECTED AND EDITED, WITH REVISED TEXTS

AND WITH BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS

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PREFACE

THE works of Latin literature of the post - Augustan period have hitherto, with a few notable exceptions, been virtually excluded from the classical curricula of institutions of learning, both in Europe and America. The reason for this neglect is not far to seek. It is in great part due to the relative inferiority of this literature as a whole when compared with the noonday splendor of that of the age which preceded it. This fact, taken in connection with the limited time which is granted even to the classical masterpieces, has rendered teachers of Latin reluctant to introduce the works of authors of a later age. The manifest inexpediency, moreover, of putting into the hands of the college student bulky volumes which he cannot be expected to read in their entirety, even if this were desirable, and the dearth of available editions in many other cases, have also contributed to the neglect in question.

This is not as it should be. The literature of a people is a true mirror of the life and times which produce it; and the history of the Roman Empire is of such paramount importance to the student of our modern civilization that he cannot with impunity cast aside the key that will unlock the proper understanding of its influences. Whatever faults may be found with this literature and I am the last to ignore or palliate them—we

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