A First Greek Reader with Notes and Vocabulary

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J. Allyn, 1885
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Page 11 - Facing the title page is a beautiful fac-simile of a page of the Codex Venetus A (13 x 10 inches), the most important MS. of the Iliad. The introduction gives a very good summary of the results of investigations of modern scholars as to the origin and mode of transmission of the Homeric Poems ; and, though necessarily brief, it will yet inform the student of what many quite recent text-books of the Iliad do not, that there is such a thing as " the Homeric question," and impart some idea of its nature...
Page 10 - Without the fac-simile. tamo. 216 pages. 90 cents. In this work much labor has been bestowed upon the introductory matter, which constitutes a distinctive feature of the book. It contains an Essay upon the Origin, History, and Transmission of the Homeric Poems, giving in the form of a connected narrative full explanation in regard to the Homeric question ; an Essay on Scanning, which presents the subject in a simple, untechnical way, and illustrates the Homeric verse by the aid of English hexameters;...
Page 1 - ГТШ18 book has been accepted as a long step in advance of any -L other edition of Caesar published in this country. Its great superiority has been generally conceded, not only in regard to the text, notes, and vocabulary, but also in the illustrations and other features peculiarly its own. The Gallic War, in great part a story of battle and siege, is usually the first connected reading of the Latin student. Its matter is no less novel to him than the language, each presenting numerous and peculiar...
Page 12 - Lucian, which have been changed and adapted to the knowledge of the beginner. The text is preceded by valuable hints on translation, and followed by notes and a complete vocabulary. It is believed that the time spent in reading this book, before taking up any Greek author for consecutive study, will be more than saved in the subsequent rapid progress of the pupil.
Page 8 - Head-Master Berkeley School, New York City.— Comstock's Latin Book I find the best book for its purpose that I have ever used. The review of English Grammar at the beginning ; the separation of the vocabularies from the exercises; judicious and progressive presentation of the various uses of the verb in the different moods ; and the condensed exhibit of the grammar, -^ are such valuable features gathered within the covers of a text-book, that it has no rival.
Page 10 - ... constitutes a distinctive feature of the book. It contains an Essay upon the Origin, History, and Transmission of the Homeric Poems, giving in the form of a connected narrative full explanation in regard to the Homeric question ; an Essay on Scanning, which presents the subject in a simple, untechnical way, and illustrates the Homeric verse by the aid of English hexameters; and a concise yet complete Sketch of the Homeric Dialect. The Notes have been made quite full, and aim to supply that collateral...
Page 6 - It seems to me the very best edition of our schoolboy's friend. The introduction is unquestionably superior to anything of the kind in other editions ; the maps are placed where they should be, in the body of the text ; the illustrations are so good that they speak for themselves ; the notes are helpful, without parading the impertinent erudition of the editor; and the vocabulary is as full as any of our pupils can use advantageously.
Page 6 - Caesar now in use. Professor HW Johnston, Indiana University: I have no hesitation in saying that it is the best and handsomest edition of the most important school author that has appeared from the American press. Selected Orations and Letters of Cicero With Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary by Professor FRANCIS W. KELSEY.
Page 8 - Accidence ; III. The Latin Lessons, with exercises for translation, notes, and test questions ; IV. The Notes, giving a concise but complete outline of all essential principles of Latin Syntax; V. An Appendix of all the necessary forms of inflection ; VI. Latin-English and English-Latin Vocabularies. It is heartily commended by the many teachers who are using it as superior to all other books of the same class, in the vital points of fulness and accuracy, of clearness and conciseness, of judicious...
Page 10 - Hadley (Allen's new edition) and Goodwin. A very attractive feature of the Six-Book edition is a perfect fac-simile of a page of the famous Venetian Manuscript of the Iliad, — the best manuscript of Homer and one of the finest of all existing manuscripts. No pains have been spared to make these the best-equipped and the most useful editions of the Iliad which can be put into the hands of a pupil, and they are almost universally accepted, not only as the best school editions in the English language...

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