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D. JUNII JUVENALIS SATIRE XIII.
THE LATIN TEXT OF OTTO JAHN.
Edited, with English Notes,
BY J. E. B. MAYOR, M.A.
FELLOW OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
AND ASSISTANT MASTER IN MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE.
Facit indignatio versum.
MACMILLAN & CO.
TO THE REV.
BENJAMIN HALL KENNEDY, D.D.
HEAD MASTER OF SHREWSBURY SCHOOL, AND
PREBENDARY OF LICHFIELD.
MY DEAR DR. Kennedy,
If I were free to choose amongst English scholars the one to whom the cause of Classical education has been most indebted, and to whom, therefore, a school edition of a Latin author may most fitly be dedicated, no name would suggest itself before yours. However, the feelings of pride and affection with which Shrewsbury men look back upon their school and their master, leave no room for hesitation, except on account of the unworthiness of the offering. Indeed, in inscribing with your name the first-fruits of those studies, in which you
first taught me to take an interest, I am but giving back, in so far as my book bears any marks o painstaking accuracy, that which I originally derived from you: the many blemishes, which your practised eye will detect, will, I am sure, find in you an indulgent censor: nor need I fear lest others should charge my shortcomings upon the place of my early education.
Believe me to be,
My dear DR. Kennedy,
Your grateful and affectionate Pupil,
J. E. B. MAYOR.
May 28, 1853.
MORE than twenty years ago Professor Madvig called public attention' to the scant measure of justice which scholars had dealt out to Juvenal,—but few in all having expounded his Satires, and those few not only wanting in exact grammatical knowledge, but also misled by a perverse determination to detect recondite allusions in the simplest words. Happily, this reproach is no longer applicable to the same extent; for, although no complete edition has yet appeared, rivalling those which we possess of most other authors of equal importance, still the criticisms and comments of Heinrich,
1 In his first Disputatio de Locis aliquot Juvenalis interpretandis, published in 1830, since inserted in his Opusc. Acad. i. pp. 29-63: a second Essay followed in the second volume, pp. 167-205. These Opuscula and his edition of Cic. De Fin. deserve to be better known among us. His Greek Syntax, translated by Mr. Arnold, is announced for publication. Latin Grammar is now in general use. (I have referred in my notes to the first German edition, in which the paragraphs are sometimes numbered differently from those of the English translation.)
2 As Heinrich's Commentary has been unduly praised by Mr. Long (Class. Mus. i. 369 sq.) and Mr. Ramsay (Dict. Biogr.), and in Germany by Schneidewin and others, it may be well to refer to the juster criticisms of W. E. Weber (Jahn's Jahrb. 1841, pt. ii. pp. 115 sq.) and Madvig (Omnino vix dici potest, quantum commentarii Heinrichiani infra famam et exspectationem reperti sint, quamque pravo acumine sæpe sana perverterit, aperta et perspicua inanibus suspicionibus et opinionibus obscuraverit, Opusc. ii. p. 176 n.). It may be a consolation to some readers to learn that this great critic has been guilty of a false quantity (Sat. xi. 90, where he conjectures adhuc for autem).