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Blackie.-GREEK AND ENGLISH DIALOGUES FOR USE

IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. By John STUART BLACKIE, Professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh. Fcap. 8vo. 25. 6d.

Why should the old practice of conversing in Latin and Greek be

altogether discarded ?—PROFESSOR JOWETT. Professor Blackie has been in the habit, as part of the regular training of his class in Edinburgh University, of accustoming the students to converse in Greek. This method he has found to be eminently successful as a means of furnishing the students with a copious vocabulary, training them to use it promptly, confidently, and with correci articulation, and instilling into them an accurate and intelligent knowledge of Greek Grammar. The method which has been so highly successful in Professor Blackie's hands, he believes, may be used with equal success by others ; he has therefore in the present little volume furnished a series of twenty-five graduated Dialogues in parallel columns of Greek and English on a great variety of subjects, all of them calculated both to interest and instruct young men going through the usual course of School and College education in this Country. In the Preface, the Author fully er bains the aim of the book, and the principle on which he himself intends to use it ; where also, as well as in the Preliminary Remarks on Orthoepy, he gives a brief account of his theory of Greek Pronunciation, a theory which is not being gradually adopted by all the most eminent English scholars. The work has been revised by several eminent scholars, both English and Scotch. The GLOBE says “Professor Blackie's system is sensible; his book is likely to be useful to teachers of Greek; and his suggestions valuable to the leurners of any language."

Cicero.—THE SECOND PHILIPPIC ORATION. With an

Introduction and Notes, translated from the German of KARL
HALM. Edited, with Corrections and Additions, by JOHN E. B.
MAYOR, M.A., Fellow and Classical Lecturer of St. John's
College, Cambridge. Third Edition, revised. Fcap. 8vo. 5s.

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Cicero- continued.

This volume opens with a List of Books useful to the Student of Cicero, including History, Chronology, Lexicons, and some account of various etitions, mostly German, of the works of Cicero. The Introduction is based on Haim : where Halm gives a reference to a classic, the passage has been commonly printed at length ; where the reference is to Halm's notes on other Ciceronian speeches, or to modern books, the additional matter has been incorporated: and the numerous Greek quotations have been rendered into English. The English editor has further illustrated the work by. additions drawn, for the most part, (1) from the ancient authorities ; (2) from his own private marginal references, and from collections; (3) from the notes of previous commentators. A copious 'argument' is also given. On the whole we have rarely met with an edition of a classical author which so thoroughly fulfils the requirements of a good school-book.”— EDUCATIONAL TIMES. “A valuable edition,says the ATHENÆUM.

THE ORATIONS OF CICERO AGAINST CATILINA. With

Notes and an Introduction. Translated from the German of Karl
Halm, with many additions by A. S. WILKINS, M. A. Professor

of Latin in Owens College, Manchester. Fcap. 8vo. 35. 6d. This edition is a reprint of the one prepared by Professor Halm for Orelli's Cicero. The historical introduction of Mr. Wilkins bring's together all the details which are known respecting Catiline and his relations with the great orator. A list of passages where conjectures have been admitted into the text, and also of all variations from the text of Kayser (1862) is added at the end. Finally the English Editor has subjoined a large number of notes, both original and selected from Curtius, Schleischer, Corssen, and other well-known critics, an analysis of the orations, and an index.

Demosthenes.-DEMOSTHENES ON THE CROWN. The

Greek Text with English Notes. By B. DRAKE, M.A., late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Fourth Edition, to which is prefixed ÆSCHINES AGAINST CTESIPHON, with English Notes. Feap. Svo. 5s.

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An Introduction discusses the immediate causes of the two orations, and their general character. The Notes contain frequent references to the best authorities. Among the appendices at the end is a chronological table of the life and public career of Æschines and Demosthenes. A neat and useful edition.ATHENÆUM. Hodgson.—MYTHOLOGY FOR LATIN VERSIFICATION.

A brief Sketch of the Fables of the Ancients, prepared to be rendered into Latin Verse for Schools. By F. HODGSON, B.D., late Provost of Eton. New Edition, revised by F. C. HODGSON,

M.A. 18mo. 35. The late Provost of Eton has here supplied a help to the composition of Latin Verse, combined with a brief introduction to Classical Mythology. In this new edition a few mistakes have been rectified; rules have been added to the Prosody; and a more uniform system has been adopted with regard to the help afforded. Juvenal.—Thirteen Satires of JUVENAL. With a Commentary.

By John E. B. MAYOR, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College,
Cambridge. Second Edition, enlarged. Part I. Crown 8vo. sewed.

35. 6d. The text is accompanied by a copious Commentary. For various notes the author is indebted to Professors Munro and Conington. All the citations have been taken anew from the original authors. A painstaking and critical edition.—SPECTATOR. For really ripe scholarship, extensive acquaintance with Latin literature, and familiar knowledge of continental criticism, ancient and modern, it is unsurpassed among English editions.—EDINBURGH REVIEW. Marshall.-A TABLE OF IRREGULAR GREEK VERBS,

classified according to the arrangement of Curtius' Greek Grammar. By J. M. MARSHALL, M. A., Fellow and late Lecturer of Brasenose College, Oxford ; one of the Masters in Clifton College. 8vo..

cloth. Is. The system of this tabie has been borrowed from the excellent Greek Grammar of Dr. Curtius.

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Mayor (John E. B.)- FIRST GREEK READER. Edited

aster Karl HALM, with Corrections and large Additions by JOHN E. B. MAYOR, M.A. Fellow and Classical Lecturer of St. John's College, Cambridge. Second and Cheaper Edition. Fcap. 8vo.

45. 6d. A selection of short passages, serving to illustrate especially the Greek Accidence. A good deal of syntax is incidentally taught, and Madvig and other books are cited, for the use of masters : but no learner is expected to know more of syntax than is contained in the Notes and Vocabulary. A preface To the Reader," not only explains the aim and method of the volume, but also deals with classical instruction generally. The extracts are uniformly in the Attic dialect, and any Hellenistic forms occurring in the original classic authors, such as Ælian and Polybius, have been discarded in favour of the corresponding Attic expressions. This book may be used in connexion with Mayor's Greek for Beginners." After a careful examination we are inclined to consider this volume unrivalled in the hold which its pithy sentences are likely to take on the memory, and for the amount of true scholarship embodied in the annotations."--EDUCATIONAL TIMES. Mayor (Joseph B.)-GREEK FOR BEGINNERS. By the

Rev. J. B. MAYOR, M.A., Professor of Classical Literature in
King's College, London. Part I., with Vocabulary, Is. 6d. ;
Parts II. and III., with Vocabulary and Index, 3s. 6d. ; complete

in one vol., fcap. 8vo. cloth, 4s. 6d. The distinctive method of this book consists in building up a boy's knowledge of Greek upon the foundation of his knowledge of English and Latin, instead of trusting everything to the unassisted memory. The forms and constructions of Greek have been thoroughly compared with those of Latin, and no Greek words have been used in the earlier part of the book except such as have connexions either in English or Latin. Each step leads naturally on to its successor, grammatical forms and rules are at once applied in a series of graduated exercises, accompanied by ample vocabularies. Thus the book serves as Grammar, Exercise book, and Vocabulary. Where possible, the Grammar has been simplified; the ordinary ten declensions are reduced to three, which correspond to the

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first three in Latin ; and the system of stems is adopted. A general Vocabulary, and Index of Grcek words, completes the work. We know of no book of the same scope so complete in itself, or so well calculated to make the study of Greek interesting at the very commencement.STANDARD.

Peile (John, M.A.)-AN INTRODUCTION TO GREEK

AND LATIN ETYMOLOGY. By JOHN PEILE, M.A., Fellow and Assistant Tutor of Christ's College, Cambridge, formerly

Teacher of Sanskrit in the University of Cambridge. 8vo. 1os. 6d. These Philological Lectures are the result of Notes made during the author's reading during the last three or four years. These Notes were put into the shape of lectures, delivered at Christ's College, during the last May term, as one set in the Intercollegiatelist. They are now printed with some additions and modifications, but substantially as they were delivered. The book may be accepted as a very valuable contribution to the science of language.”—SATURDAY REVIEW.

Plato.-THE REPUBLIC OF PLATO. Translated into English,

with an Analysis and Notes, by J. LL. DAVIES, M. A., and D. J. VAUGHAN, M.A. Third Edition, with Vignette Portraits of Plate and Socrates, engraved by JEENS from an Antique Gem. 18mo.

45. 6d. An introductory notice supplies some account of the life of Plato, and the translation is preceded by an elaborate analysis. " The translators have,in the judgment of the Saturday Review, “ produced a book which any reader, whether acquainted with the original or not, can peruse with pieasure as well as profit.

Plautus (Ramsay).—THE MOSTELLARIA OF PLAU.

TUS. With Notes Critical and Explanatory, Prolegomena, and
Excursus. By WILLIAM RAMSAY, M.A., formerly Professor of
Humanity in the University of Glasgow. Edited by Professor
GEORGE G. RAMSAY, M.A., of the University of Glasgow. 8vo.
145.

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