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Tacitus.—THE HISTORY OF TACITUS TRANSLATED
INTO ENGLISH. By A. J. CHURCH, M.A., and W. J.
BRODRIBB, M.A. With Notes and a Map. Svo. IOs, 6d. The translators have endeavoured to adhere as closely to the original as was thought consistent with a proper observance of English idiom. At the same time, it has been their aim to reproduce the precise expressions of the author. The campaign of Civilis is elucidated in a note of some length, which is illustrated by a map, containing the names of places and of tribes occurring in the work. There is also a complete account of the Roman army as it was constituted in the time of Tacitus. This work is characterised by the Spectator as “a scholarly and faithful translation."
THE AGRICOLA AND GERMANIA OF TACITUS. A Revised
Text, English Notes, and Maps. By A. J. CHURCH, M.A.,
and W. J. BRODRIBB, M.A. Fcap. 8vo. 35. 6d. “We have endeavoured, with the aid of recent editions, thoroughly to elucidate the text, explaining the various difficulties, critical and grammatical, which occur to the student. We have consulted thr
hout, besides the older commentators, the editions of Ritter and Orelli, but we are under special obligations to the labours of the recent German editors, Wex and Kritz." Two Indexes are appended, (I) of Proper Names, (2) of Words and Phrases explained. “A model of careful editing,” says the ATHENÆUM,“ being at once compact, complete, and correct, as well as neatly printed and elegant in style."
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THE AGRICOLA AND GERMANIA. Translated into English
by A. J. CHURCH, M.A., and W. J. BRODRIBB, M.A. With Maps and Notes. Extra fcap. 8vo.
25. 6d. The translators have sought to produce such a version as may satisfy scholars who demand a faithful rendering of the original, and English readers who are offended by the baldness and frigidity which commonly disfigure translations. The treatises are accompanied by introductions, notes, maps, and a chronological summary. The ATHENÆUM says of this work that it is a version at once readable and exact, which may be perused with pleasure by all, and consulted with advantage by the classical student.” Theophrastus. - THE CHARACTERS OF THEO.
PHRASTUS. An English Translation from a Revised Text.
The first object of this book is to make these lively pictures of old Greek manners better known to English readers. But as the Editor and Translator has been at considerable pains to procure a reliable text, and has recorded the results of his critical labours in a lengthy Introduction, in Notes and Appendices, it is hoped that the work will prove of value even to the scholar, “We must not omit to give due honour to Mr. Jebb's translation, which is as good as translation can be . . . . Not less commendable are the execution of the Notes and the critical handling of the Text.”SPECTATOR. The SATURDAY REVIEW speaks of it as a very handy and scholarly edition of a work which till now has been beset with hindrances and difficulties, but which Mr. Jebb's critical skill and judgment have at length placed within the grasp and comprehension of ordinary readers." Thring.-Works by the Rev. E. THRING, M.A., Head Master
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Fcap. 8vo. The Head Master of Uppingham has here sought to supply by easy steps a knowledge of grammar, combined with a good Vocabulary. Passages have been selected from the best Latin authors in prose and verse. These passages are gradually built up in their grammatical structure, and finally printed in full. A short practical manual of common mood con. structions, with their English equivalents, forms a second part. To the New Edition a circle of grammatical constructions with a glossary has been added ; as also some coloured Sentence Maps by means of which the different parts of a sentence can easily be distinguished, and the practice of dissecting phrases carried out with the greatest benefit to the student,
Treats of the ordinary mood constructions, as found in the Latin, Greek, and English languages. The EDUCATIONAL TIMES thinks it “very well suited to young students.” A CONSTRUING BOOK. Fcap. 8vo.
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Virgil.—THE WORKS OF VIRGIL RENDERED INTO
ENGLISH PROSE, with Notes, Introductions, Running Analysis, and an Index, by JAMES LONSDALE, M.A. and SAMUEL LEE,
M.A. Second Edition. Globe 8vo. 35. 6d.; gilt edges, 4s. 6:1. The preface of this new volume informs us that “ the original has been faithfully rendered, and paraphrase altogether avoided. At the same time, the translators have endeavoured to adapt the book to the use of the English reader. Some amount of rhythm in the structure of the sentence has been generally maintained ; and, when in the Latin the sound of the words is an echo to the sense (as so frequently happens in Virgil), an attempt has been made to produce the same result in English.” The general introduction gives us whatever is known of the poet's life, an estimate of his genius, an account of the principal editions and translations of his works, and a brief view of the influence he has had on modern poets ; special introductory essays are prefixed to the “ Eclogues," “ Georgics,” and “ Æneid.” The text is divided into sections, each of which is headed by a concise analysis of the subject; the index contains references to all the characters and events of any importance.
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HELLENICA ; OR, A HISTORY OF GREECE IN GREEK, as
related by Diodorus and Thucydides; being a First Greek Reading Book, with explanatory Notes, Critical and Historical. Third
Edition, with a Vocabulary. 12mo. 35. 6d. In the last twenty chapters of this volume, Thucydides sketches the rise and progress of the Athenian Empire in so clear a style and in such simple language, that the editor has doubts whether any easier or more instructive passages can be selected for the use of the pupil who commencing Greek. This book includes a chronological table of the events recorded. The GUARDIAN speaks of the work as “a good plan well executed.”
A HELP TO LATIN GRAMMAR; or, The Form and Use of Words
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THE SEVEN KINGS OF ROME. An Easy Narrative, abridged
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With Vocabulary and Exercises. Fourth Edition. Fcap. 8vo. 55. This work is intended to supply the pupil with an easy construing book, which may at the same time be made the vehicle for instructing him in the rules of grammar and principles of composition. The notes profess to teach what is commonly taught in grammars. It is conceived that the pupil will learn the rules of construction of the language much more easily from separate examples, which are pointed out to him in the course of his reading, and which he may himself set down in his note-book after some scheme of his own, than from a heap of quotations amassed for him by others. “ The Notes are abundant, explicit, and full of such grammatical and other information as boys require.”—ATHENÆUM.
r. This is really," the MORNING Post says, " what its title imports, and we
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SERIES OF EXAMPLES TO THE STUDY OF THE
LATIN LANGUAGE. Crown 8vo. 55. The aim of the author of this book is to put into the hands of pupils that which he thinks it needful for them to know before they commence a Latin author. The following points in the plan of the work nay
be noted :-1. The pupil has to deal with only one construction at a time. 2. This construction is made clear to him by an accumulation of instances. 3. As all the constructions are classified as they occur, the construction in each sentence can be easily referred to its class. 4. As the author thinks the pupil ought to be thoroughly familiarized, by a repetition of instances, with a construction in a foreign language, before he attempts himself to render it in that language, the present volume contains only Latin sentences. 5. The author has added to the Rules on Prosody in the last chapter, a few familiar lines from Ovid's Fasti by way of illustration ; if these are translated, scanned, and learnt by heart, the pupil will be in a condition to derive from the practice of Latin versification all the good which it is calculated to afford. In a brief Introduction the author states in a clear, intelligible manner, the rationale of the principal points of Latin Grammar. Copious Notes are appended, to which reference is made in the text. From the clear and rational method adopted in the arrangement of this elementary work, from the simple way in which the various rules are conveyed, and from the abundance of examples given, both teachers and pupils will find it a valuable help to the learning of Latin.