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matter of curious interest, the Letters supposed to have passed between St. Paul and Seneca are subjoined.

The editors regard themselves as fortunate in having secured the valuable services of the Rev. J. A. Spencer, S.T.D., Professor of Greek in the College of the City of New York, for co-operation in the final revision and completion of the work. To his critical care and large experience they acknowledge their great obligation.

In addition to the list of works referred to in the two following pages as having been consulted in the preparation of the present volume, ample use has been made of many editions and monographs on the subject in Continental libraries. The University libraries of Halle and Heidelberg, which are especially rich in the older editions of Seneca, were consulted when making the first preparations for the present edition of the chief essays of the Roman Moralist.

JOHN F. HURST.
HENRY C. WHITING.

January, 1877.

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Bust of Seneca. From the Museum at Naples.

L. ANNAEI SENECAE

AD LUCILIUM

QUARE ALIQUA INCOMMODA BONIS VIRIS

ACCIDANT CUM PROVIDENTIA SIT

SIVE

DE PROVIDENTIA

LIBER UNUS.

Si quis autem volet scire plenius, cur malos et iniustos deus poten. tes, beatos, divites fieri sinat, pios contra humiles, miseros, inopesque esse patiatur; sumat eum SENECAE librum, cui titulus est: Quare bonis viris multa mala accidant, cum sit providentia : in quo ille multa, non plane imperitia saeculari, sed sapienter ac paene divinitus elocutus est.

LACTANTIUS.

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