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WITH ENGLISH NOTES
OSCAR BROWNING, M. A.
FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
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Although Cornelius Nepos has often been edited as a classic of the Augustan age, the present edition does not pretend to be anything more than a school-book. The notes are intended for two classes of persons—learners and teachers. For the first I have thought it necessary to give such help as would enable them to learn the lesson with the assistance of a grammar and a dictionary. I may seem to some to have translated too many words into English, but experience has convinced me that a boy slowly learns the art of picking the right word out of a number given in a dictionary, and that translation into idiomatic English cannot be too much insisted upon from the first. For the teacher I have done my best to correct the mistakes of Nepos in history, and to notice his departure in language from classical usage. I have constantly referred to two books which are sure to be within the reach of every teacher, Madvig's Latin Grammar and Grote's History of Greece.
I must express my obligations to the edition of Nepos by Nipperdey with German notes, which leaves nothing to be desired as a school-book.