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CONSISTING OF SELECTIONS FROM
PHÆDRUS, CÆSAR, CURTIUS, NEPOS, SALLUST, OVID,
PLINY, AND TACITUS.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by
J. H. AND W. F. ALLEN,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for
the District of Massachusetts.
Our first object in the preparation of this Reader, has been to furnish for beginners a sufficient amount of the easiest and most interesting reading-matter to be found in purely classical writers. We have considered that, after a few months' careful training in the elements of the tongue, — for which the “ Lessons,” published last winter, were specially designed, - a good deal of time may best be devoted to mere translation, with the object of practising what has been already learned, rather than of acquiring a greater mass of purely theoretical knowledge; giving the most careful attention to accuracy, but leaving the nicer points of grammar for later study, except an occasional parsing lesson bé had, so as to keep the learner in practice and the memory fresh. For the sake, however, of teachers who may prefer to use this as a drill-book, and of classes that
may have no more extended course of Latin study in view, we have given copious references to the Grammar, covering nearly every point after the paradigms of verbs ; in general, referring to each principle of syntax once, and only once, or, if a second time, then simply as the best way of giving help in a difficult passage.