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OF

CICERO

WITH ENGLISH NOTES.

BY

THOMAS KERCHEVER ARNOLD, M.A.

LATE RECTOR OF LYNDON,
AND FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

THIRD EDITION,

WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS,

BY

WILLIAM CHAMBERS, M.A.

LATE FELLOW AND TUTOR OF WORCESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD,

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LONDON:

GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE,

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.

The present edition of the Select Orations has been entirely remodelled, with the twofold object of adapting it more closely to the needs of schoolboys, and of representing the progress which has been made in the study of Cicero during the nineteen years which have elapsed since its first publication. The text is that of Halm, as given in his last edition', with the omission of some orthographical peculiarities, which, though justified by the authority of the best MSS., seemed likely to perplex younger students. The brief but excellent German commentary of that distinguished Ciceronian scholar has been constantly consulted with great advantage in the revision of the notes. References have been given throughout to the grammars of Zumpt and Madvig, and to Dr. Wm. Smith's larger Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. For the notes distinguished by the letter C, as for the English introductions to the several Orations, the present editor is solely responsible.

i Cicero's Ausgewählte Reden, erklärt von Karl Halm, Berlin, 1863.

CONTENTS.

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Accusationis in C. Verrem Liber Quartus. De Signis
In L. Catilinam Oratio Prima habita in Senatu
In L. Catilinam Secunda ad Quirites Oratio .
In L. Catilinam Oratio Tertia ad Quirites
In L. Catilinam Oratio Quarta in Senatu .
Pro A. Licinio Archiâ Poetâ Oratio .

1 57 69 79 90 100

NOTES.

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On the Fourth Book of the Impeachment of Verres
First Oration against Catiline
Second Oration against Catiline
Third Oration against Catiline
Fourth Oration against Catiline .
The Oration for the Poet Archias

139 149 155 163 168

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SELECT ORATIONS OF CICERO.

I. ACCUSATIONIS IN C. VERREM

LIBER QUARTUS.

DE SIGNIS.

ARGUM.-Hoc in libro Cicero quum alia Siciliæ ornamenta

publica pariter ac privata, tum maxime Deorum signa, a Verre per furtum abacta, et falsam esse coarguit defensionem Hortensii, coempta illa esse contendentis.

Nam neque per leges licere magistratibus in provinciis mercari quidquam, et ea esse pretia, ut bona non possint non rapta judicari.

I. VENIO nunc ad istius, quem ad modum ipse ap- 1 pellat, studium, ut amici ejus, morbum et insaniam, ut Siculi, latrocinium : ego quo nomine appellem, nescio; rem vobis proponam : vos eam suo, non nominis pondere penditote. Genus ipsum prius cognoscite, judices; deinde fortasse non magno opere quæretis, quo id nomine appellandum putetis. Nego in Sicilia tota, tam locupleti, tam vetere provincia, tot oppidis, tot familiis tam copiosis, ullum argenteum vas, ullum Corinthium aut Deliacum fuisse, ullam gemmam aut margaritam, quicquam ex auro aut ebore factum, signum ullum aëneum, marmoreum, eburneum, nego ullam picturam neque in tabula neque in textili, quin conquisierit, inspexerit, quod placitum sit abstulerit. Magnum videor dicere: attendite etiam, quem ad 2 modum dicam. Non enim verbi neque criminis augendi causa complector omnia: cum dico nihil istum ejus modi rerum in tota provincia reliquisse, Latine me CIC. P. I.

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