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UNIFORM VOLUMES, 68. NET EACH
¶"The best contribution to Virgilian Studies that this country has made for many years."-THE
By W. WARDE FOWLER.
THE GATHERING OF THE CLANS: Observations on Aeneid VII.
AENEAS AT THE SITE OF ROME: Observations
THE DEATH OF TURNUS: Observations on
By J. SARGEAUNT, M.A.
THE TREES, SHRUBS, AND PLANts of Virgil,
By T. F. ROYDS, M.A., B.D.
THE BEASTS, BIRDS, AND BEES Of Virgil.
VIRGIL AND ISAIAH: A Study of the Pollio.
By M. M. CRUMP, M.A.
THE GROWTH OF THE AENEID.
OXFORD: BASIL BLACKWELL
WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
H. E. BUTLER, M.A.
PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN LONDON UNIVERSITY
Of the many debts which I, like all modern editors of Vergil, owe to the work of countless predecessors, those which I would specially desire to acknowledge are to the earliest and the latest of our commentators. Servius, even admitting his palpable deficiencies, has provided the foundation for all later work, and has received less than his due. Norden's elaborate and erudite edition of the Sixth Book has raised many new points and provided fresh illustrative matter. The fact that I find myself in strong disagreement with many of his conclusions, and that his methods too often appear to me radically unsound, scarcely lessens my obligation. There is one other commentator whom I should wish to mention as having a special claim upon the gratitude of all students of Vergil-namely, the Spaniard La Cerda, whose influence on subsequent commentaries has been profound. To the other great Vergilian scholars I would express my indebtedness comprehensively and in general terms. Of books not directly connected with Vergil I owe much to Dieterich's Nekyia, which is a model in point of form to all writers on such subjects; while, over and above the wider obligations under which Mr. Warde