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Entro 1, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843, ty
CILAR LES ANTHON,
in tho (lert office of the Southern Munict of New York
THE RIGHT REVEREND
CHARLES PETTI'I' M ILVAINE, D.D
BISHOP OP TIE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHUKCH IN
THE DIOCESE OF OHIL.
PRESIDENT OF KENYON COLLEGE
19 RBSPECTFULLY AND SINCERELY DEDICATAD.
PRE FAC E.
The present volume contains merely the Æneid of l'irgıl, the Eclogues and Georgics having been reserved for a separate work. This arrangement will, it is presumed, be found an acceptable one to the student, since the Georgics are seldom read in our preparatory schools, but most commonly form part of a college course.
The text of the edition which is here offered to the public is based upon that of Heyne ; but in numerous instances changes of punctuation and new readings have been introduced from the latest and best authorities. The recent and excellent edition of Heyne by Wagner oas been particularly followed; and the editor gladly wails himself of the opportunity of making this noble work better known to the American student.
The notes accompanying the text have been made purposely copious, since Virgil is an author in the pe. rusai of whom the young scholar stands in need of very (requent assistance. These notes will be found to con sam all that is valuable in the commentaries of the la rest European editors, such as Nöhden, Hinrich, Hoh: er, Thiel, Forbiger, Valpy, but more especially Heyne and Wagner. Important aid has also been obtained from the excellent version of the first six books of the Æneid, which hus recently appeared from the London press, and to the anonymons author of wnich the edi tor takes this opportunity of tendering his warmest ac knowledgments. The illustrations that accompany the notes are taker for the most part from the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities lately republished 11 this country, and which is so rapidly superseding the far inferior works of Potter and Adams. These illus trutions, while they form a very attractive feature in the volume, will be found to exemplify in no slight de. gree the Horatian precept of speaking to the eye rather than the ear of the student.
The Metrical Clavis is based on that of Dr. Carey, with such improvements, however, as the present condition of that branch of knowledge demanded; while 'ne general Index will be found to contain all that is
equisite for the young student in the perusal of the poem. For more extended information he will consult, of course, the pages of a Classical Dictionary.
Before concluding, the editor must take the opportu. nity of stating how much he is indebted, for the appearance which the present volume makes, to the sound judgment, accurate scholarship, and patient care of his friend Henry Drisler, Esq., sub-rector of the Grammar. school. Indeed, without the aid thus afforded, the sev. eral publications of the Classical Series would have been shorn of much of their accuracy and value.
C. A. Columbia College, October 5, 1843.