The Lives of Cornelius Nepos

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Page x - ... itself can't endure." I know that I am approaching treacherous ashes which cover burning coals, but I must on. Is not Greek, nay, even Latin, yet more unendurable than poor Marjorie's task? How many boys have not sympathized with Heine in hating the Romans because they invented Latin Grammar? And they were quite right, for we begin the study of languages at the wrong end, at the end which nature does not offer us, and are thoroughly tired of them before we arrive at them, if you will pardon the...
Page iii - Aeueid during the third and fourth years. The Conference makes no recommendation upon the question whether Cicero should precede Virgil, or Virgil Cicero ; but suggests that, if Cicero precede, four orations be read, then six books of Virgil, followed by the remaining two orations. (9) A portion of the Lives of Cornelius Nepos should be substituted for a part or The whole of Caesar's Gallic War, and, as an introduction to the reading of these authors, such books as the Breviary of Eutropius, Gradatim,...
Page 160 - NEPOS, Selections. By JC JONES, AM, Professor in the University of Missouri. OVID, Selections from the Metamorphoses, based upon the edition of MeuserEgen. By BL WIGGINS, AM, Professor in the University of the South.
Page 159 - Columbia College. This Series will contain those portions of the Latin authors that are usually read in American schools and colleges ; and to meet the growing demand for more liberal courses such other portions will be included as are well fitted for classroom use, but which have hitherto lacked suitable editions. In order to furnish permanent editions of uniform merit the work is distributed among a large number of special editors, and the several editions will be based for the most part upon approved...
Page 161 - II-V, based upon the edition of Wolff. By EDWARD H. SPIEKER, Ph.D., Professor in the Johns Hopkins University. TERENCE, Adelphoe, for rapid reading. By WILLIAM L. COWLES, AM, Professor in Amherst College. Ready.
Page x - Many a boy has hated, and rightly hated, Homer and Horace the pedagogues and grammarians, who would have loved Homer and Horace the poets, had he been allowed to make their acquaintance.
Page xiv - Translation," as Rufus Choate is reported to have said, "should be pursued to bring to mind and to employ all the words you already own, and to tax and torment invention and discovery and the very deepest memory for additional, rich, and admirably expressive words.
Page 160 - JUVENAL, based upon the edition of Weidner. By HENRY CLARK JOHNSON, AM, LL.B., President of the Central High School, Philadelphia. LIVY, Books XXI and XXII, based upon the edition of Wolfflin.
Page xi - whose education had been classical, and did not, therefore, include spelling." A teacher wrote to me in grieved surprise at the failure of two of his best pupils to pass with credit in English composition.
Page 160 - Ph.D., Professor in the Chicago University. \Nearly Beady. HORACE, Satires and Epistles, based upon the edition of Kiessling. By JAMES H. KIRKLAND, Ph.D., Professor in Vanderbilt University.

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