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SALLUST's Bellum Catilinae properly introduces Cicero's Catilinarian Orations. For besides giving a clear account of the conspiracy in its true historical setting, it arouses a deep interest in the moral, social, and political life of Rome during the most important period of her history as a republic.

The teacher who takes this view of the Bellum Catilinae will naturally strive to stimulate the interest of his classes by comparing Cicero's statements with those of Sallust. But to do this effectively, he must place the text of the Cicero before the pupil, - an awkward necessity, since it involves the simultaneous handling of two books.

It was in the effort to obviate this difficulty that the present edition had its inception. The parallel passages from Cicero, which are incorporated in the text, have been tested in the class-room, and have been found not merely interesting, but instructive, since they offer opportunity for comparing the two authors in points of syntax and style. These selections have been annotated with the same care as the Sallust, and all words occurring in them have been included in the Vocabulary.

The text of this edition of the Bellum Catilinae conforms very closely to that of Director J. H. Schmalz (fifth edition, 1897), whose readings I have almost invariably adopted.

Every available German, English, and American com-
mentary on Sallust has been consulted in the preparation
of the notes.

A collection of the epigrams of Sallust has been included
in this edition, in the hope that at least some of them may
be memorized, - a practice of our fathers, which may be
revived to great advantage in our day.

The editor is indebted to Dr. Henry P. Warren for many
useful suggestions; and to the class of 1900 of the Albany
Academy, but more particularly to Mr. Edgar H. Goold,
for valuable assistance in preparing the Index.


ALBANY, January 25, 1900.

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