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JOSEPH B. MAYOR, M.A.,
PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY AT KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON,

TUTOR OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

FORMERLY FELLOW

AND

TOGETHER WITH

A NEW COLLATION OF SEVERAL OF THE ENGLISH MSS.

By J. H. SWAINSON, M.A.
FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

VOL. I.

Cambridge :
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row.
Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.
Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.

1880

[The rights of translation and reproduction are reserved.]

878 (7Di M47 vil

Cambridge:

PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A. AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

FRATRI DILECTO

JOHANNI E. B. MAYOR,

LATINARUM LITTERARUM APUD CANTABRIGIENSES PROFESSORT,

QUI PRIMUS PUERILEM MIHI MENTEM

QUO ET IPSE PUER FLAGRABAT

ANTIQUITATIS AMORE IMBUIT,

HIC GRATI LABORIS FRUCTUS

DEDICATUR.

*HN MÒN ĐÓN TIpo Tác ToỸ KrPior TẠPorciac cic AIKAlocỈNHN "ΈλλHCIN ΑΝΑΓΚλία φιλοσοφία, ΝΥΝΙ ΔΕ ΧΡΗciMH προς θεοσεβείλN Γίνεται, προπαιδεία τις ογca τοϊc ΤΗΝ πίστιν δι' αποδείξεως καρTTOYMÉNOIC. CLEM. AL. Strom. I. c. 5 § 28.

Nam, ut vere loquamur, superstitio fusa per gentes oppressit omnium fere animos atque hominum imbecillitatem occupavit. Quod et in iis libris dictum est, qui sunt de natura deorum, et hac disputatione id maxime egimus. Multum enim et nobismet ipsis et nostris profuturi videbamur, si eam funditus sustulissemus. Nec vero (id enim diligenter intellegi volo) superstitione tollenda religio tollitur. Nam et majorum instituta tueri sacris caerimoniisque retinendis sapientis est, et esse praestantem aliquam aeternamque naturam, et eam suspiciendam admirandamque hominum generi pulchritudo mundi ordoque rerum caelestium cogit confiteri. Quam ob rem, ut religio propaganda etiam est, quae est juncta cum cognitione naturae, sic superstitionis stirpes omnes ejiciendae. Cic. De Divin. 11 148.

PREFATORY NOTE.

In bringing out the First Volume of my edition of Cicero's De Natura Deorum, I have to return

my

best thanks to the Syndics of the University Press for having undertaken its publication, and both to them and to Mr J. H. Swainson, late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, for the use of the collations of various English MSS. made by the latter, and placed by him in the hands of the Syndicate; also to Mr Samuel Allen of Dublin for the loan of two valuable MSS., an account of which is given in the fifth section of my Introduction. I have further to acknowledge with my hearty thanks the assistance received from friends who have looked over portions of the proof-sheets, as they were passing through the press, especially to my brother, the Rev. John E. B. Mayor, Professor of Latin

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