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WITH HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION, AN OUTLINE OF THE ROMAN CONSTITU-

TION, NOTES, VOCABULARY AND INDEX

BY
HAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON, PH.D.

PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY

REVISED BY

HUGH MACMASTER KINGERY, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN WABASH COLLEGE

SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY
CHICAGO
ATLANTA

NEW YORK

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PREFACE

In this revision the aim has been to preserve the spirit of the original edition, and with the spirit not a little of the matter has survived. The Introduction has been retained almost bodily—the Life of Cicero with condensation and additions, the Roman Commonwealth with hardly any modification. Much of the annotation, too, on the four orations and eleven letters which appear in both editions has been retained with little or no change of phraseology; though new material has been added and an occasional statement simplified.

In the matter of selections the deviation has been wider. The six orations most commonly studied in our schools are placed first, with full notes and grammatical references. Then comes the Verres (Actio I and a brief selection from Actio II), to illustrate the orator's earlier style and his methods as a prosecutor. This is followed by three speeches of the latest period—two Caesareans and the fourth Philippic. The twentyone letters also cover a wide range of time and subject matter, though special prominence is given to the year of exile.

The introduction of the Catiline of Sallust is an innovation which it is believed will meet the approval of teachers. The text is given in full, except for a few chapters which have no essential bearing on the history of the conspiracy. This may be used merely for reference and parallel reading, or it may be read entire as an introduction to the study of the Catiline orations; and this reading may come at the opening of the

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