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SATIRES, III, X, XIII, AND XIV,
(As READ IN THE ENTRANCE-COURSE OF TRINITY COLLEGE,)
FROM THE TEXT OF RUPERTI;
WITH COPIOUS ENGLISH NOTES,
A DISCOURSE ON ROMAN SATIRE, &c. &c.
DUBLIN: S. J, MACHEN, 28 WESTMORELAND ST.
LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.
The Editor of the present work deems no apology necessary for sending it before the public, being well aware, both from his own experience as a teacher, and from hearing the sentiments of those who are still better qualified to judge, that such a work is a desideratum in our schools. He has spared no pains in the endeavour to bring up the notes to a level with the present advanced stage of classical learning; and however inconsiderable in size the book may be, the annotations have cost no little labour. He trusts that the prize-man of the University also will find in the discourse on Roman Satire and in the other introductory matter, as much information upon the subject, as will save him from that loss of time which the study of Ruperti's Latin treatise would occasion. He has incorporated with the notes all that is valuable in the work of that celebrated commentator, besides much which he gleaned from other writers.
The Editor thinks it fair to acknowledge that much of the information contained in the notes, respecting ancient usages and customs, has been taken from “ Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities,” a work of great erudition and industry. He has also availed himself of the assistance of “ Anthon's edition of Lempriere's Classical Dictionary,” in illustrating and explaining doubtful points of Mythology,
W, C. B.