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M. TULLIUS CICERO:
FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
E. A. JOHNSON,
PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
D APPLETON & COMPANY,
346 & 348 BROADWAY.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
THIS Volume of Select Orations of Cicero is intended to form one of the series of Classical Books published by the Messrs. Appleton, and was prepared at their request. After the purpose was formed to issue such a volume, there appeared in England, edited by T. K. Arnold, a small volume containing the fourth book of the impeachment of Verres, the four speeches against Catiline, and the speech for the poet Archias. It was the desire of the publishers that that volume should be made the basis of their edition, and accordingly, so far as it coincided with the selection usually read in the preparatory schools of our country, it has been incorporated in the present work. The Verrine oration, which is given in the English edition, has been omitted in the present, as it is the intention of the editor to issue it in some other form.
The present volume will be found to contain those orations, which in this country usually go under the name of select orations. They are the same, and given in the same order as in the Boston edition, with the exception of the second Philippic, which is omitted in the present volume.
The editions of Cicero's select Orations, which are in most general use in this country, are the Boston edition just referred to, by Charles Folsom, and Professor Anthon's edition published by Harper & Brothers. These volumes are so well known that it is needless to speak of them in detail. Those, however, who are acquainted with them, and with the progress which