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HIGHER LATIN UNSEENS

FOR THE

USE OF HIGHER FORMS AND

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

COMPILED, WITH INTRODUCTORY HINTS

ON TRANSLATION, BY

H. W. AUDEN, M.A.

ASSISTANT MASTER AT FETTES COLLEGE
LATE SCHOLAR OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

AND BELL UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCXCVIII

All Rights reserved

Edur T20918, 98.1mm

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

Gliu de GU MPANY
MARCH 17, 1927

PREFACE.

In putting together this collection of extracts for Unseen Translation I have tried not to select cruces and catchy passages, but such as may aid pupils in acquiring a grasp of different authors, both their style and context, both for criticism and composition : e.g., from Livy I have chosen, amongst others, three characters—a siege, a battle, a speech—for composition. For criticism, passages showing Livy's intimacy with Augustus, and his aristocratical tendencies, also his views on the origin of Latin comedy. I have followed out this principle in dealing with other authors: a list of points especially emphasised is given in the Appendix.

I have prefixed as introduction a few hints which I have found useful in teaching.

H. W. AUDEN.

EDINBURGH, 1897.

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