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VOLUMES OF THE SERIES

Essentials of Latin for Beginners. Henry C. Pearson, Teachers

College, New York. 90 cents. A School Latin Grammar. Morris H. Morgan, Harvard University.

$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 University. $1.25.

Six Orations. $1.00.
Selections from Latin Prose Authors for Sight Reading. Susan

Braley Franklin and Ella Catherine Greene, Miss Baldwin's School, Bryn
Mawr.

40 cents. 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. Alfred Gudeman, formerly of

the University of Pennsylvania.
Vol. I. Prose: Velleius to Boethius

$1.80 Vol. II. Poetry : Pseudo-Vergiliana to Claudianus.

$1.80 Selections from the Public and Private Law of the Romans. James J. Robinson, Hotchkiss School. $1.25.

Others to be announced later,

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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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