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Peile (John, M.A.)—AN INTRODUCTION TO GREEK AND LATIN ETYMOLOGY. By JOHN PEILE, M. A., Fellow and Assistant Tutor of Christ's College, Cambridge, formerly Teacher of Sanskrit in the University of Cambridge. New and Revised Edition. Crown 8vo. 10s. 6d.
These Philological Lectures are the result of Notes made during the author's reading during the last three or four years. These Notes were put into the shape of lectures, delivered at Christ's College, during the last May term, as one set in the "Intercollegiate" list. They are now printed with some additions and modifications, but substantially as they were delivered. "The book may be accepted as a very valuable contribution to
the science of language.”—SATUrday Review.
Plato.-THE REPUBLIC OF PLATO. Translated into English, with an Analysis and Notes, by J. LL. DAVIES, M.A., and D. J. VAUGHAN, M.A. Third Edition, with Vignette Portraits of Plate and Socrates, engraved by JEENS from an Antique Gem. 4s. 6d.
An introductory notice supplies some account of the life of Plato, and the translation is preceded by an elaborate analysis. "The translators have," in the judgment of the SATURDAY REVIEW, "produced a book which any reader, whether acquainted with the original or not, can peruse with pleasure as well as profit."
Plautus (Ramsay).-THE MOSTELLARIA OF PLAUTUS. With Notes Critical and Explanatory, Prolegomena, and Excursus. By WILLIAM RAMSAY, M.A., formerly Professor of Humanity in the University of Glasgow. Edited by Professor GEORGE G. RAMSAY, M.A., of the University of Glasgow. 8vo.
"The fruits of that exhaustive research and that ripe and well-digested scholarship which its author brought to bear upon everything that he undertook are visible throughout it. It is furnished with a complete apparatus of prolegomena, notes, and excursus; and for the use of veteran scholars it probably leaves nothing to be desired."-PALL MALL GAZETTE.
Potts (Alex. W., M.A.)-HINTS TOWARDS LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION. BY ALEX. W. POTTS, M.A., late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge; Assistant Master in Rugby School; and Head Master of the Fettes College, Edinburgh. New Edition, enlarged. Extra fcap. 8vo. cloth. 3s.
Those engaged in Classical teaching seem to be unanimously of the opinion that Composition in Latin Prose is not only the most efficient method of acquiring a mastery of the Latin language, but is in itself a valuable means of mental training, and an admirable corrective of some of the worst features in English writing. An attempt is here made to give students, after they have mastered ordinary syntactical rules, some idea of the characteristics of Latin Prose and the means to be employed to reproduce them. Some notion of the treatment of the subject may be gathered from the Contents.' CHAP. I.-Characteristics of Classical Latin, Hints on turning English into Latin; CHAP. II.—Arrangement of Words in a Sentence; CHAP. III.—Unity in Latin Prose, Subject and Object; CHAP. IV.-On the Period in Latin Prose; CHAP. V.—On the position of the Relative and Relative Clauses.
The GLOBE characterises it as 66 an admirable little book which teachers of Latin will find of very great service."
Roby.-A GRAMMAR OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE, from Plautus to Suetonius. By H. J. ROBY, M.A. late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Part I. containing :-Book I. Sounds. Appendices.
Book II. Inflexions.
Book III. Word-Formation.
This work is not a compilation from other Latin Grammars, but the result of an independent and careful study of the writers of the strictly classical period, the period embraced between the time of Plautus and that of Suetonius. The author's aim has been to give the facts of the language in as few words as possible. I, By Grammar the author means an orderly arrangement of the facts which concern the form of a language, as a Lexicon gives those which concern its matter. 2. This is a Grammar strictly of the Latin language; not a Universal Grammar illustrated from Latin, nor the Latin section of a Comparative Grammar of the IndoEuropean languages, nor a Grammar of the group of Italian dialects, of
which Latin is one. 3. This is a Grammar of Latin from Plautus to Suetonius, with the latter of whom, the author believes, the silver age at latest ends. It will be found that the arrangement of the book and the treatment of the various divisions differ in many respects from those of previous grammars. Mr. Roby has given special prominence to the treatment of Sounds and Word-formation; and in the First Book he has done much towards settling a discussion which is at present largely engaging the attention of scholars, viz., the pronunciation of the classical languages. The author's reputation as a scholar and critic is already well known, and the publishers are encouraged to believe that his present work will take its place as perhaps the most original, exhaustive, and scientific Grammar of the Latin language that has ever issued from the British press. "The book is marked by the clear and practised insight of a master in his art. It is a book that would do honour to any country."-ATHENÆUM.
Rust.-FIRST STEPS TO LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION.
By Rev. GEORGE RUST, M.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford,
This little work consists of carefully graduated vocabularies and exercises, so arranged as gradually to familiarise the pupil with the elements of Latin Prose Composition, and fit him to commence a more advanced work.
Sallust.-CAII SALLUSTII CRISPI CATILINA ET JUGUR
THA. For Use in Schools. With copious Notes. By C.
This edition of Sallust, prepared by the distinguished historian of Rome, contains an introduction, concerning the life and works of Sallust, lists of the Consuls, and elaborate notes. "A very good edition, to which the Editor has not only brought scholarship but independent judgment and historical criticism."-SPECtator.
The JUGURTHA and the CATILINA may be had separately, price 2s. 6d. each.
Tacitus.-THE HISTORY OF TACITUS TRANSLATED
INTO ENGLISH. By A. J. CHURCH, M.A., and W. J.
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. 3s. 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 throughout, 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, (1) 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."
THE AGRICOLA and GERMANIA may be had separately, price 25. each.
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. 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. With Introduction and Notes. By R. C. JEBB, M. A., Public Orator in the University of Cambridge. Extra fcap. 8vo. 6s. 6d. 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. Febb'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 of Uppingham School.
A LATIN GRADUAL. A First Latin Construing Book for Beginners. New Edition, enlarged, with Coloured Sentence Maps. Fcap. 8vo. 2s. 6d.
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. passages are gradually built up in their grammatical structure, and finally printed in full. A short practical manual of common mood constructions, 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.