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EDITED BY

GEORGE LONG, M.A.
FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

P. VERGILI MARONIS OPERA.

WITH A

COMMENTARY

BY

JOHN CONINGTON, M.A.

AND

HENRY NETTLESHIP, M.A.

VOL. III.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED.

LONDON:
WHITTAKER AND CO., AVE MARIA LANE;
GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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LATE CORPUS PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD;

LATE FELLOW OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, OXFORD.

AND

HENRY NETTLESHIP, M.A.
FELLOW AND TUTOR OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD.

VOL. III.

CONTAINING THE LAST SIX BOOKS OF THE AENEID.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED.

LONDON:
WHITTAKER AND CO., AVE MARIA LANE;
GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

Since the appearance of the first edition of this volume in 1871, I have, with Mr. Long's assistance, revised the whole of the commentary on the last six books of the Aeneid. Mr. Conington's notes have been left untouched, except where a correction was absolutely necessary or an additional illustration appeared not out of place. My own commentary on Books 10 and 12 has been somewhat enlarged, and, I hope, considerably improved. I have also entirely recast the index, and added to it (at the suggestion of a kindly critic in the Athenaeum) a list, which will, I hope, prove fairly complete, of all the passages in the last six books of the Aeneid in which Virgil has imitated Ennius, Lucretius, and Catullus. At the end of the volume I have inserted a few remarks on some difficult passages in Virgil which have suggested themselves to me in the course of reading since the appearance of the first edition, and which have partly appeared in the Academy and the Journal of Philology. I have also added a few notes on the last six books of the Aeneid which occurred to me after the sheets had been

sent to press.

. The most important contribution to Virgilian criticism which

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