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P. VERGILI MARONIS

GEORGICON

LIBER SECUNDUS.

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P. VERGILI MARONIS

GEORGICON

LIBER SECUNDUS.

Edited for the use of Schools,

BY THE

REV. J. H. SKRINE, M.A.
LATE FELLOW OF MERTON COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND ASSISTANT

MASTER AT UPPINGHAM SCHOOL

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Cambridge: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

PREFACE.

In the accompanying notes to the Second Georgic large use has been made of the best English editions of Vergil, but, as it is not well to perplex beginners with a conflict of authorities, the alternative views of a doubtful passage have been for the most part ignored, and the interpretation which on consideration commended itself has been presented alone. A commonsense explanation of difficulties has been attempted, with the smallest possible use of the technicalities of scholarship and grammar. Not much has been translated, and less would have been, if translation instead of longer explanation were not sometimes a necessary economy of space in a small volume. Illustrations also, except from English, have been sparingly used. Even the parallelisms with certain passages in the poem of Lucretius which characterise this Georgic

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