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PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

AND FELLOW OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

THIRD EDITION REVISED.

LIBRARY
VOLUME MUNISISITY

CALIFORNIA

London and Cambridge
MACMILLAN AND CO

1881

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TO THE REVEREND

BENJAMIN HALL KENNEDY D.D.

REGIUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK.

MY DEAR DR KENNEDY,

Once more, after the lapse of a quarter of a century, I render the account, which you have the best right to demand, of my studies on the last great writer of heathen Rome.

You, who even 'between whiles' surprise the world with finished pieces and dream on Parnassus, may find much to censure in the form of my commentary. I shall be content, if only in the matter of it there appears that IUV, II,

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labor improbus, which men have learnt to associate with Shrewsbury φιλομαθείς.

. 34/17 If you see here a just advance on the first-fruits of my pen, I shall feel more at home in the Sparta founded

I in your honour and adorned by the genius of the editor of Lucretius.

I am,

My dear Dr Kennedy,

Ever gratefully yours,

JOHN E. B. MAYOR

ADVERTISEMENT

The notes on sat. x were written, and nearly all stereotyped, in the summer of 1871; those on great part of sat. VIII in 1872, the remainder to the end of sat. XIII in 1877; the last three satires have been added in the last two months.

I give these details, partly to explain any apparent neglect of materials lately brought to light, and partly as an example of the use of our long vacation. Many of us are unable during term to engage in any work requiring prolonged attention. Even in Bentley's time, Cambridge could only make hay when the sun shone'.

I have to thank several friends for help. Mr Munro supplies many notes (marked H. A. J. M.) and some emendations. I have also profited by communications from the late Professor Conington (J. C.), the Rev. H. R. Bailey (H. R. B.), the Public Orator (J. E. S.), and my brother (J. B. M.)? I have, as will be seen, examined the manuscript notes of Stanley, Hadr. Beverland, John Taylor, Markland“, Böttiger and John Mitford. From

1 Praefatio to Hor. p. XV=XXII qualiacumque vero haec sunt, aestivis tantum mensibus (ita tamen ut uno alteroque biennio fuerint prorsus intermissa) et primo impetu ac calore sine lima curisve secundis descripta, sic madida fere charta (ut nemini hic meorum non compertissimum est) ad typographos deferebantur.

2 Prof. Garrod kindly answered my zoological queries:
3 These three in Cambridge university library.
4 In St John's college library.

6 These two penes me, the former bought at 0. Jahn's sale, the latter at Mr Mitford's sale, where a noble collection sold for an old song.

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