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[Transcriber's Note:

This text is intended for users whose text readers cannot use the "real" (unicode/utf 8) version of the file. Greek has been transliterated and shown between marks. Other characters that could not be fully displayed have been "unpacked" and shown between braces:

[)a] [)e] short vowels (printed with breve symbol) [ a] [ e] [ i] [ o] long vowels (printed with macron)

In the Notes, the name "Vanicek" is given without hacek.

In the printed text, emphasis within italicized passages was shown by gesperrt (spaced out) text. This is shown here with marks, as is boldface type. Bold and gesperrt never occur in the same contexts. Italics are shown by lines . In the Critical Appendix, superscript alpha and omega are shown as {a} and {w}.

The Notes and Critical Appendix were printed in a block at the end of the book. For this e text, they have been regrouped so each Satire with its notes forms a discrete unit. In addition, the Satires alone totaling about 700 lines have been repeated at the beginning of the text, before the Introduction.]

THE SATIRES of A. PERSIUS FLACCUS

Edited By

BASIL L. GILDERSLEEVE, Ph.D. (Göttingen), LL.D., Professor of Greek in the University of Virginia.

[Publisher's Device: LAMPADIA ECHONTES DIADÔSOUSIN ALLÊLOIS]

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square. 1875.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

PREFACE.

The text of this edition of Persius is in the main that of Jahn's last recension (1868). The few changes are discussed in the Notes and recorded in the Critical Appendix.

In the preparation of the Notes I have made large use of Jahn's standard edition, without neglecting the commentaries of Casaubon, König, and Heinrich, or the later editions by Macleane, Pretor, and Conington, or such recent monographs on Persius as I have been able to procure. Special obligations have received special acknowledgment.

My personal contributions to the elucidation of Persius are too slight to warrant me in following the prevalent fashion and cataloguing the merits of my work under the modest guise of aims and endeavors. I shall be contenf, if I have succeeded in making Persius less distasteful to the general student; more than content, if those who have devoted long and patient study to this difficult author shall accord me the credit of an honest effort to make myself acquainted with the poet himself as well as with his chief commentators.

In compliance with the wish of the distinguished scholar at whose instance I undertook this work, Professor Charles Short, of Columbia College, New York, I have inserted references to my Latin Grammar and to the Grammar of Allen and Greenough, here and there to Madvig.

B. L. GILDERSLEEVE.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, February , 1875.

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION VII

A. PERSII FLACCI SATURARUM LIBER 39

VITA PERSII 65 NOTES 71 CRITICAL APPENDIX 207 INDEX 211

A. PERSII FLACCI

SATURARUM

LIBER.

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PROLOGUS.

Nec fonte labra prolui caballino, nec in bicipiti somniasse Parnaso memini, ut repente sic poeta prodirem. Heliconidasque pallidamque Pirenen illis remitto, quorum imagines lambunt 5 hederae sequaces: ipse semipaganus ad sacra vatum carmen adfero nostrum. quis expedivit psittaco suum chaere picamque docuit nostra verba conari? magister artis ingenique largitor 10 venter, negatas artifex sequi voces; quod si dolosi spes refulserit nummi, corvos poetas et poetridas picas cantare credas Pegaseium nectar... Continue reading book >>




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