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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
Sepolcri. Gli Antichi Sepolcri, da Pietro
Visconti. - Visconti, Iconographie Romaine.
Zahn. Die schönsten Ornamente aus
IN THE TEXT.
Death of Icarus. Wall painting at Pompeii. Baum.
Ideal portrait of Virgil. Vatican Fragments.
The Parcæ with Minerva. Relief. Müller-Wieseler.
Hunting Scenes. Wall paintings. Zahn.
Temple of Augustus (Maison Carrée) at Nismes. Photograph.
Warrior with two spears.
Amazons defeated by Theseus. Ancient sarcophagus. Photograph.
Vase painting. Compt. Rend.
Vase painting. Müller-Wieseler.
Murder of Priam.
Gem. Mus. Flor..
Part of the Tabula Iliaca, carved (or cast in gypsum) with illustrations of the Sack of Troy as told by Stesichorus. Jahn, Bilderchronik.
Eneas's vision of the Penates. Vatican Fragments.
Apollo Musagetes. Statue. Museo Pio-Clementino.
Sacrifice. Relief on the altar of Mercury at Pompeii. Photograph.
Offerings to the dead. Vase painting. Mus. Borb.
Veiled Roman sacrificing. Statue. Photograph.
Scylla. Ancient vase.
Chain-mail (lorica). Fragment found in a tomb. Compt. Rend.
View of Mt. Etna. Photograph.
Polyphemus. Wall painting in Pompeii. Nuovi Scavi.
View of the coast of Sicily. Rocks of the Cyclops. Photograph.
Dido sacrificing. Vatican Fragments.
Ceres. Statue. Mus. Chiar.
Reception of Ilioneus by Dido. Vatican Fragments.
Bride with Veil. Wall painting. Monumenti dell'Istituto.
Theft of the Palladium. Wall painting. Monumenti dell'Istituto. 4I Laocoön. Vatican Museum. Photograph.
Cassandra. Vase painting. R. R.
Youth with chlamys. Statuette. Müller-Wieseler.
Roman marriage. Pronuba uniting the pair. Ancient sarcophagus.
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Mercury Psychopompus (with caduceus, etc.), presenting shades to
Bacchic scene. Ancient sarcophagus in Vatican Museum. Photo-
Sortes. Italian form of divination. -- Priestess of Fortune at
Præneste drawing the oracular sors. Gior. Sca. Orestes and the Furies. Vase painting. R. R.
Hecate. Archäologisch-epigraphische Mittheilungen.
Venus and Neptune. Vatican Fragments.
Serpent (genius loci) tasting the offerings on an altar.-Youth with
Galley. Wall painting at Pompeii. Baum.
Nereids. Ancient Stucco.
Neptune. Gem. Baum.
Horse with trappings. Roman tomb. Lindenschmidt, Tracht.
Ulysses shooting with the bow.
Vase painting. Monumenti
Neptune and Amphitrite in car.
Vicinity of Cumæ. Photograph. .
Æneas, Achates, and the Sibyl. Vatican Fragments.
Orpheus and Eurydice. Naples Museum. Photograph.
tomb. Sepolcri. .
Triton, etc. Relief.
Promontory of Misenum. Photograph.
Charon receiving his passenger and fare. Ancient lamp. Bartoli,
Cerberus. Æneas and the Sibyl. — In the background, judgment
Laodamia. Ancient relief.
Augustus with the civic crown. Ancient bust. Photograph.