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BELLUM CATILINAE

SALLUST'S CATILINE

WITH PARALLEL PASSAGES FROM

CICERO'S ORATIONS AGAINST CATILINE

INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY

BY

JARED W. SCUDDER

LATIN MASTER IN THE ALBANY ACADEMY

Boston
ALLYN AND BACON

1900

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

BY EXCHANGE

COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY
JARED W. SCUDDER.

Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing & Co. - Berwick & Smith

Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

PREFACE.

SALLUST's Bellum Catilīnae 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,

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