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‘R. C. JEBB, M.A.,
HON. LL.D., EDINBURGH AND HARVARD,
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
H. JACKSON, Litt.D.,
FELLOW AND PRÆLECTOR OF TRINITY COLLEGE,
W. E. CURREY, M.A.,
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE.
SECOND EDITION REVISED.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST
SOME years ago, when it was our duty as lecturers at Trinity College, Cambridge, to set passages from Greek and Latin authors to be translated at sight, we found it convenient to give to our pupils versions of the extracts selected. These versions had not been very long in private circulation before several schoolmasters urged us to publish some of them, telling us that specimens of a style that might be adopted in Examinations would be found useful in classical schools. It is hoped that this volume may in some measure supply what is wanted. Most of the translations which it contains have been actually used in the lecture-room; and in all we have had in view the needs of young students. We have therefore throughout studied accuracy and fidelity, rather than liveliness and effect.