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SIX BOOKS

OF THE

AENEID OF VERGIL

Art thou that Vergil then, the mighty spring
Who form'st of language that majestic stream?
O light and glory of the race who sing!
Let it avail me that with love extreme
And zeal unwearied, I have searched thy book:
Thou my choice author art and master, thou.
DANTE, Inferno, I., 79-85.

BY

WILLIAM R. HARPER, PH.D.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

AND

FRANK J. MILLER, PH.D.

INSTRUCTOR IN LATIN IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

NEW YORK

.: CINCINNATI CHICAGO

AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

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PREFACE.

THE

HE object of a text-book on Vergil should be twofold: to present the facts in the Latinity of the author in as suggestive and accessible a form as possible; and to afford stimulus and material for the study of the poet from a literary point of view. For, on the one hand, the average student of Vergil is still in the formative period of his Latin study, and must devote himself to the most careful grammatical work; while, on the other hand, he is sufficiently advanced to appreciate the beauty of the thoughts and style of such a poet as Vergil, whose every page furnishes ample material for literary study.

The present edition of Vergil is designed to meet this twofold object. In the General Introduction there is a series of studies that develop all the important principles of Syntax which are met with in the first six books of the Aeneid. The Introduction also includes a new presentation of the Vergilian verse and principles of quantity. The plan of the studies is inductive throughout, following, as closely as possible, the plan of the earlier books of this series. Although references to the best Grammars of the day are given in the Inductive Studies for purposes of verification, the chief grammatical study on the text. is conducted by means of references to these studies themselves. This plan gives the student his grammar, notes, and lexicon, all in one volume.

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