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LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION:
A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition. By THOMAS K. ARNOLD, A. M. Revised and Corrected by J. A. Spencer, A. M. 12mo., $1.
FIRST GREEK BOOK;
With Easy Exercises and Vocabulary. By THOMAS K. ARNOLD, A. M. Revised and Cor rected by J. A. Spencer, A. M. 12mo., 75 cts.
GREEK PROSE COMPOSITION:
A Practical Introduction to Greek Prose Composition. By THOMAS K. ARNOLD, A. M. Revised and Corrected by J. A. Spencer, A. M. One vol. 12mo., 75 cts.
GREEK READING BOOK,
For the Use of Schools; containing the substance of the Practical Introduction to Greek Con
With Practical Questions and Answers, and an Imitative Exercise on each Chapter. By
"ARNOID'S GREEK AND LATIN SERIES.-The publication of this valuable collection of classical school books may be regarded as the presage of better things in respect to the mode of teaching and acquiring languages. Heretofore boys have been condemned to the drudgery of going over Latin and Greek Grammar without the remotest conception of the value of what they were learning, and every day becoming more and more disgusted with the dry and unmeaning task; but now, by Mr. Arnold's admirable method-substantially the same with that of Ollendorff-the moment they take up the study of Latin or Greek, they begin to learn sentences, to acquire ideas, to see how the Romans and Greeks expressed themselves, how their mode of expression differed from ours, and by degrees they lay up a stock of knowledge which is utterly astonishing to those who have dragged on month after month in the old-fashioned, dry, and tedious way of learning languages.
"Mr. Arnold, in fact, has had the good sense to adopt the system of nature. A child learne his own language by imitating what he hears, and constantly repeating it till it is fastened in the memory; in the same way Mr. A. puts the pupil immediately to work a: Exercises in Latin and Greek, involving the elementary principles of the language-words are supplied--the mode of putting them together is told the pupil-he is shown how the ancients expressed their ideas; and then, by repeating these things again and again-iterum iterumque-the docile pupil has them indelibly impressed upon his memory and rooted in his understanding.
"The American Editor is a thorough classical scholar, and has been a practical teacher for years in this city. He has devoted the utmost care to a complete revision of Mr. Arnold's works. has corrected several errors of inadvertence or otherwise, has rearranged and improved various matters in the early volumes of the series, and has attended most diligently to the accurate prin ing and mechanical execution of the whole. We anticipate most confidently the speedy adoption of these works in our schools and colleges."
Arnold's Scries of Classical Works has attained a circulation almost unparalleled, being Introduced into nearly all the Colleges and leading Educational Institutions in the United States
CICERO DE OFFICIIS.
WITH ENGLISH NOTES.
Chiefly selected and translated from the editions of Zumpt and Bonnell.
BY THOMAS A. THACHER,
Assistant Professor of Latin in Yale College.
One volume 12mo. 90 cents.
This edition of De Officiis has the advantage over any other with which we are acquainted, of more copious notes, better arrangement, and a more beautiful typography. The text of Zumpt appears to have been closely followed, except in a very few instances, where it is varied on the authority of Beier, Orelli and Bonnell. Teachers and students will do well to examine this edition.
"Mr. Thacher very modestly disclaims for himself more than the credit of a compiler and translator in the editing of this work. Being ourselves unblessed with the works of Zumpt, Bonnell, and other German writers to whom Mr. T. credits most of his notes and comments, we cannot affirm that more credit is due him than he claims for his labors, but we may accord him the merit of an extremely judicious and careful compiler, if no more; for we have seen no re. mark without an important bearing, nor any point requiring elucidation which was passed un
"This work of Cicero cannot but interest every one at all disposed to inquire into the views of the ancients on morals.
"This valuable philosophical treatise, emanating from the pen of the illustrious Roman, derives a peculiar interest from the fact of its being written with the object to instruct his son, of whom the author had heard unfavorable accounts, and whom the weight of his public duties had prevented him from visiting in person. It presents a great many wise maxims, apt and rich illustrations, and the results of the experience and reflections of an acute and powerful mind. It is well adapted to the use of the student by copious and elaborate notes, explanatory of the text, affording ample facilities to its entire comprehension. These have been gleaned with great judgment from the most learned and reliable authorities,--such as Zumpt, Bonnell, and others. Mr. Thacher has evinced a praiseworthy care and diligence in preparing the vo lume for the purposes for which it was designed."
SELECT ORATIONS OF M. TULLIUS CICERO: WITH NOTES, FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
BY E. A. JOHNSON,
Professor of Latin in the University of New-York.
One volume, 12mo. $1.
"This edition of Cicero's Select Orations possesses some special advantages for the student which are both new and important. It is the only edition which contains the improved text that has been prepared by a recent careful collation and correct deciphering of the best manuscripts of CICERO's writings. It is the work of the celebrated ORELLI, together with that of MADVIG and KLOTZ, and has been done since the appearance of ORELLI'S complete edition. The Notes, by Professor JOHNSON, of the New-York University, have been chiefly selected, with great care, from the best German authors, as well as the English edition of ARNOLD. Although abundant, and almost profuse, they yet appear generally to relate to some important point in the text or subject, which the immature mind of pupils could not readily detect without aid. We do not know how a more perfect edition for the use of schools could well be prepared."
"This is a beautiful and most excellent edition of the great Roman orator; and, so far as we know, the best ever published in this country. It contains the four orations against Cataline, the oration for the Monilian Law, the oration for Marcellus, for Ligarius, for King Deiotarius, for the poet Archias, and for Milo. In preparing the text of these orations the editor has availed himself of the best German and English editions; and the notes have been gathered from every available source. These are so abundant-filling more than 300 pages-as to leave almost nothing to be desired by the student. They are philological, explanatory and historical. Each Oration is furnished with a valuable Introduction, containing what is necessary for the student to know preparatory to the commencement of the study of the Oration, and an analysis of the plan and argument of each Oration. Furnished with this edition of Cicero's Select Orations, the student is prepared to enter with pleasure and profit on the study of this elegant and renowned classic author."-Boston Atlas.