The Aeneid of Virgil : Edited, with Explanatory Notes (Classic Reprint)
by Virgil Virgil


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The Arguments of the different Books have been taken from Bryce, with occasional additions from other sources. The Life of Virgil is in the main a compilation from Lade wig, Wagner, Thompson, and Long.  Read more...


 
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Excerpt from The Aeneid Of Virgil: Edited, With Explanatory Notes

The Arguments of the different Books have been taken from Bryce, with occasional additions from other sources. The Life of Virgil is in the main a compilation from Lade wig, Wagner, Thompson, and Long. Madvig, Zumpt, and Wagner are my chief authorities for the Remarks appended to the Metrical Index.

As in all similar editions designed for text-books, in Great Britain and America, the necessity has been felt of 'retaining the orthography of the dictionaries and grammars. But even' were the edition of such a kind as to justify my entering into questions of antiquarian scholarship, questions in which I Confess a peculiar fascination, - I should be embarrassed by the unsettled state in which the true Virgilian orthography still remains. The uniformity of Wagner Is In many cases arbi trary, and some of his conclusions have already been shaken; the varying and inconsistent orthography of Ribbeck repre sents to be su're the condition of the manuscripts, but cannot be supposed to be the orthography of Virgil; and the attem'pts of Paldamus and Conington to pursue a middle course, while not without commendable features, can never be satisfactory' to scholars. Careful study of inscriptions, manuscripts, and grammarians is still needed, before we can be confident that we are writing words as Virgil wrote them.

I congratulate those who shall study this volume upon their' introduction to one _of the most charming of poets, who will delight them in their youth, and still more, if po'ssible, when. They read him anew in after-days. Let them dwell long and lovingly upon his graceful verses, committing some of his choicest passages to memory, and they will find on every... perusal old beauties that never pall, and new beauties con nnually presented from an exhaustless store.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780282675110
  • ISBN-10: 0282675116
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: August 2018
  • Page Count: 422
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds


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