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EXPLANATORY NOTES, A COPIOUS DICTIONARY,
AND A MAP OF GAUL.
ALBERT HARKNESS, LL.D.,
PROFESSOR IN BROWN UNIVERSITY.
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
549 & 551 BROADWAY.
LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
THIS edition of Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War is intended to follow the Latin Reader. It accordingly assumes that the student is already familiar with the regular forms and the general principles of the language; that he has acquired, by actual experience, some facility in translating; and that he is now prepared to enter with success upon the consecutive study of a Latin classic. Starting from this point, it aims to conduct him to a higher knowledge of the power and use of the Latin tongue, and to introduce. him to an appreciative study of a standard literary work.
For the student who is just entering upon a course of study in Latin authors, no better work can be found than the Commentaries on the Gallic War. The purity of the style, the dramatic interest of the narrative, and the historical significance of the wonderful career of discovery and conquest which they record, all unite to render them at once attractive and valuable.
The Notes are intended to guide the faithful efforts of the student, and to prepare him for that course of direct instruction and illustration which belongs exclusively to the teacher. They aim to furnish such collat