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CHASE AND STUART'S CLASSICAL SERIES.
C. SALLUSTI CRISPI
CATILINA ET JUGURTHA.
With Explanatory Notes, Lexicon, etc.
GEORGE STUART, A. M.,
PROFESSOR OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE IN THE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
REV. HENRY PALETHORP HAY, D.D., LL.D.,
LATE PRESIDENT OF BEDFORD UNIVERSITY,
RECTOR OF THE PARISH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, RADNOR, PA.,
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,
BY HIS FRIEND,
THE advantages enjoyed by Gerlach and Jordanus in regard to manuscripts of Sallust have put the text of that author in the most exact and complete form in which it is now likely it can appear. The labors of these scholars have rendered the historian more readable and attractive: for the sweeping emendations of Cortius too often corrupted the elegance of Sallust's style. The text here presented is accordingly based upon a careful comparison of the approved German editors just named. The oldest manuscripts of Sallust date back to the tenth century.
As Sallust is for the most part used as a preparatory text-book, the grammatical references and explanations of construction are very numerous and full; and the always interesting subject of antiquities and mythology forms not the least prominent portion of the notes. Biographical and historical explanations are given both in the Notes and in the Lexicon.
Sallust was very partial to the old phraseology and the older forms of the language; yet, as the manuscripts, our ultimate authority, exhibit great variety, it is simply impossible to present his words as he wrote them. It has therefore been deemed proper, while avoiding the widest departures from established usage, to retain what may be fairly considered the leading and distinctive features of the Sallustian orthography.