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M. TVLLI CICERONIS

DE FINIBVS BONORVM ET MALORVM

LIBRI QVINQVE

London: C. J. CLAY, M.A. AND SON, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE,

17, PATERNOSTER Row.

Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.

Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.

DE FINIBVS BONORVM

ET MALORVM

LIBRI QVINQVE.

THE TEXT REVISED AND EXPLAINED

BY

JAMES S. REID, M.L.,

FELLOW AND ASSISTANT TUTOR OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE;

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PREFATORY NOTE.

My rendering of Cicero's De Finibus is primarily designed as an appendage to my forthcoming annotated edition of the text. The translation will enable me to lighten the commentary, since it will sufficiently explain many difficulties which would otherwise have required notes. It has been necessary for my design to follow Cicero's syntax as closely as the English language permitted, so that the student may not be left in doubt about my way of taking any particular passage. But I have at the same time striven to make the rendering run smoothly, and I hope it will be found not too harsh for the ear of the English reader

In representing technical expressions I have endeavoured to choose English phrases which shall be

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