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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE EARL OF RAVENSWORTH,

A DISTINGUISHED AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSLATOR OF

VIRGIL'S ÆNEID, AND AN ELEGANT AND ACCOMPLISHED SCHOLAR,

THIS EDITION OF VIRGIL'S ENEID

IS INSCRIBED BY PERMISSION BY HIS MOST RESPECTFUL AND

GRATEFUL SERVANT

Oct. 1877.

T. H. L. LEARY D.C.L. (Oxon.)

PREFACE.

THE aim of the Editor of this edition of Virgil's Eneid is to be of real service to the young in studying one of the most

NOTICE. For the convenience of Schools and Classes, this
New and much Enlarged Edition of

VIRGIL'S

ENEID

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In some cases of textual criticism and interpretation, the Editor has ventured to differ widely even from the most distinguished of his predecessors, but not without diffidence, and only after a most careful deliberation, and with a statement of the grounds on which such difference is made to rest.

An attempt is made throughout these notes by the Editor to

PREFACE.

THE aim of the Editor of this edition of Virgil's Eneid is to be of real service to the young in studying one of the most difficult of the Latin poets. With this purpose in view the best and most recent Virgilian authorities have been utilised, and in this respect the Editor begs to acknowledge his great indebtedness to the works of Forbiger, Ladewig, Dr. Henry, Gossrau, to Professors Kennedy, Conington, and Lonsdale, as well as to Lord Ravensworth and Mr. Rickards, whose joint translation of the Eneid deservedly occupies the front rank of all our English versions of what Mr. Gladstone has correctly styled as "the most magnificent of European poems."

To Lord Ravensworth's kindness the Editor is further indebted for the insertion of the valuable Appendix on the Eneid.

In some cases of textual criticism and interpretation, the Editor has ventured to differ widely even from the most distinguished of his predecessors, but not without diffidence, and only after a most careful deliberation, and with a statement of the grounds on which such difference is made to rest.

An attempt is made throughout these notes by the Editor to

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