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A5 1880


Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1876, by

ELDREDGE & BROTHER, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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HE text in these selections is based upon that

of Jahn; but in doubtful or disputed places I have used an independent judgment, the grounds of which will be found stated in the Notes.

Few ancient authors impose a heavier task upon the commentator than Juvenal, both on account of occasional obscurities of meaning and corruptions of the text, and from the large number of antiquarian and historical allusions which require explanation. I submit my labors to the judgment of competent scholars, hoping that they will contribute to the successful and interested study of a writer in whose terse and sententious diction the Latin language shows some of its highest capabilities.

Room has been made to insert one of the satires of Persius, to give a taste of the peculiar quality of an author, who, if dainty and bookish, is attractive for his moral elevation and earnestness.

T. C.

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