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JUVENAL

PEARSON AND STRONG

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PREFACE.

The object of the editors has been to produce an edition of Juvenal which may prove of use in aiding the students at our Schools and Universities to appreciate and understand the great Roman Satirist. They have been very anxious to try and follow the train of thought in each Satire, and to cite parallel passages from classical authors where it has appeared that real light was thrown by such quotations upon the passage before the reader. They have not always quoted at length, for fear of rendering the volume too bulky. They have found, of existing editions, Weidner's among the most useful, and have frequently borrowed from his scholarly Commentary, now, unfortunately, out of print.

Professor Mayor's Commentary should be in the hands of every student of Juvenal. The wealth of material supplied is marvellous. Friedländer's ‘Sittengeschichte,' Marquardt's 'Altertümer,' Becker's Gallus,' Böttiger's 'Sabina,' Rich's Manual, Guhl and Koner's Life of the Romans,' will all be found to throw much light on the manners and customs described by Juvenal. To these should be added, Lecky's

History of European Morals ;' and, for some interesting information on questions of natural history connected with Italy, Hehn’s ‘Culturpflanzen und Hausthiere in ihrem Übergang aus Asien nach Griechenland und Italien sowie in das übrige Europa. Historisch-linguistische Skizzen.' This

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