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This edition is a careful revision of the one published in 1882.
The text, as in the former edition, follows Ribbeck in the main, adhering, however, to the received reading where he seems to be not fully supported by his own apparatus criticus.
The illustrations have been much increased in number and improved in execution. Many of the new ones have been inserted in the text instead of in the notes in order to present them more directly to the eye of the student when he is reading the passages that they illustrate. The pictures are intended to represent only objects or conceptions which were familiar to the minds of the poet and his contemporaries, and consequently nothing modern has been admitted among them. For the sake of the associations, however, a number of views of the scenes in which the action takes place have been included.
The introduction deals more fully than that of the former edition with the life and times of Virgil, as well as with his literary models. There have been added also an entirely new account of the development of epic poetry and a discussion of the influence of Virgil on modern, especially English, literature. With the same purpose of showing the continuity
of literary tradition a large number of passages from modern poetry covering a wide range have been inserted in the notes. These passages are either direct imitations of Virgil or they deal with ideas suggested by his works. Considerable matter not necessary for young students has been omitted from the notes to appear in a separate volume designed for teachers only. Thus the notes have been simplified and the bulk of the book has not been perceptibly increased. A fuller explanation of the metrical form and more detailed directions for reading have also been added.
J. B. GREENOUGH
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
Ann. Inst. - Annali (Bolletino) dell' Insti
tuto di Corrispondenza Archeologica.
Denkmäler des klassischen Altertums. Munich. Compt. Rend. — - Compte-Rendu de la
Commission Impériale Archéologique.
St. Pétersbourg. De Clarac. – Musée de Sculpture. G. & K. - Das Leben der Griechen und
Römer. Guhl und Koner. Gior. Sca.--Giornale dei Scavi a Pom
pei. Hirt.- Bilderbuch für Mythologie, Archä
ologie, und Kunst, herausgegeben von
A. Hirt. Berlin, 1805. H. & P. - Herculanum et Pompei, par
H. Roux Ainé. Paris, 1840. Inghirami. – Galeria Omerica. Lütz. - Münchener Antiken von Carl
Fr. A. von Lützow.
Micali. - Monumenti per servire alla
Storia, etc. Mill. -- A. L. Millin's Mythologische
Gallerie. Berlin, 1848. Müller. – Denkmäler der alten Kunst,
C. O. Müller. Göttingen, 1832. Müller-Wieseler. – Denkmäler der alten
Kunst (revised by Wieseler). Mus. Chiar. - Museo Chiaramonte. Mus. Flor. Museum de Florence. Nicolini. - Case di Pompei. Overbeck. Griechische Kunst-Mytholo
gie, von J. Overbeck. Leipzig, 1873-78. R.R. · Raoul Rochette, Monumenti in
editi. Sepolcri. Gli Antichi Sepolcri, da Pietro
Sante Bartoli. Rome, 1727. Smith. — Smith's Dictionary of Antiqui
ties. Visconti. Visconti, Iconographie Ro
maine. Zahn. – Die schönsten Ornamente aus
IN THE TEXT.
Death of Icarus. Wall painting at Pompeii. Baum. Frontispiece.
3 Ideal portrait of Virgil. Vatican Fragments.
3 The Parcæ with Minerva. Relief. Müller-Wieseler.
Warrior with two spears. Vase painting. Compt. Rend.
23 Reception of Ilioneus by Dido. Vatican Fragments.
25 Bride with Veil. Wall painting. Monumenti dell'Istituto.
29 Lady with diadem (corona). Statue. Compt. Rend.
29 Dido and Æneas at the feast. Vatican Fragments.
43 Cassandra. Vase painting. R. R.
49 Murder of Priam. Vase painting. Müller-Wieseler.
54 Pallas. Statue. Mus. Chiar.
56 The fiery omen. Vatican Fragments.
59 Flight of Æneas. Gem. Mus. Flor..
61 Part of the Tabula Iliaca, carved (or cast in gypsum) with illustra
tions of the Sack of Troy as told by Stesichorus. Jahn, Bilderchronik.
64 Æneas's vision of the Penates. Vatican Fragments.
65 Apollo Musagetes. Statue. Museo Pio-Clementino.
68 Sacrifice. Relief on the altar of Mercury at Pompeii. Photograph. 69 Harpies. Ancient mausoleum. Monumenti dell'Istituto.
73 Offerings to the dead. Vase painting. Mus. Borb.
77 Veiled Roman sacrificing. Statue. Photograph.
80 Scylla. Ancient vase.
89 View of the coast of Sicily. Rocks of the Cyclops. Photograph. 90 View of Trapani (Drepanum). Photograph.
91 Dido sacrificing. Vatican Fragments.
92 Ceres. Statue. Mus. Chiar.
94 Youth with chlamys. Statuette. Müller-Wieseler.
97 Roman marriage. Pronuba uniting the pair. Ancient sarcophagus. 99
117 119 I 22
123 126 128 131 136
Mercury Psychopompus (with caduceus, etc.), presenting shades to
Pluto and Proserpina. Wall painting from tomb. Sepolcri.
Ancient sarcophagus in Vatican Museum. Photo-
Gior. Sca. .
sacred bush. H. & P.
tomb. Sepolcri. . .
of the shades. Vatican Frag nts.
walls of the Capitol at Rome.
138 147 148 149
152 154 157