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M. TULLI CICERONIS

CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE

A DIALOGUE ON OLD AGE

EDITED BY

J. H. ALLEN, W. F. ALLEN, AND J. B. GREENOUGH

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COPYRIGHT, 1908

BY KATHARINE ALLEN

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

78.7

The Athenæum Press
GINN & COMPANY. PRO-
PRIETORS BOSTON U.S.A.

GIFT

C2

1908

PREFACE

It has been the aim of this revision to preserve the general characteristics of the old edition while making such changes as newly accessible material and new methods of instruction have made desirable, such changes as the original editors would have been likely to make if they had lived to carry through the work of revision.

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In the introduction a few new paragraphs have been incorporated, and some alterations made in the old text. In the notes some simple grammatical explanations and references, and some translations of easy words and phrases, have been omitted, a few notes have been altered or expanded, and a considerable number of new notes added, though it has been the aim not to mar the simplicity characteristic of the old edition by elaborate annotation. The notes on persons, except such parts of them as seemed necessary for the understanding of the text to which they apply, have been taken out of the main body of the notes and put together in an alphabetical index at the end of the book.

There have been added to the book a brief discussion of the title and date, a genealogical table of the Scipios, a table of Greek philosophers, and a few chapters from the de Agricultura of Cato, which may form the basis for a comparison between the style and method of the real Cato and the Ciceronian Cato.

In the revision of the text the edition of C. F. W. Müller (1879) has been taken as the basis, but the critical material that has appeared since then has been taken into account, and in a number of cases the readings of the old edition have

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been retained when they differ from those of Müller. It has not seemed necessary to include in this edition a complete critical apparatus, but the differences in the old edition, the new edition, and Müller's have been tabulated in an appendix, with a few notes on the more doubtful cases.

Sincere thanks are due to Professor G. L. Fiske and Professor Grant Showerman for valuable suggestions and criticisms, and in particular to Professor M. S. Slaughter, who has read and criticised the entire revision.

MADISON, WISCONSIN

KATHARINE ALLEN

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