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HENRY FROWDE, M.A. PUBLISHER TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND NEW YORK
LATE FELLOW OF HERTFORD; CLASSICAL LECTURER AT CORPUS CHRISTI AND
WADHAM COLLEGES, OXFORD
INTRODUCTION AND TEXT
The text of this edition (as of the former edition published by the Clarendon Press in 1882) is based upon that of Ribbeck, with certain modifications, particularly in matters of orthography. It has already been issued in five Parts, with an abridgement of Mr. Papillon's original Introduction prefixed to each Part; but for the present complete edition the Introduction in its fuller form has been retained, after due revision. The Commentary has been revised throughout by both Editors, with the view of making it more generally useful to students of the Universities and in the higher forms of Schools.
In the preparation of the original edition the books principally used were Professor Conington's standard commentary, completed by Professor Nettleship; the editions of Forbiger, Gossrau, and Kennedy; Professor Nettleship’s ‘Suggestions Introductory to a Study of the Aeneid’; and Professor Sellar's volume, 'On the Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.' In revising the notes, the Editors have had the advantage of consulting Mr. Sidgwick's school edition, from which they have derived many valuable suggestions. The original Editor desires also to repeat his special obligation to the Venerable Edwin Palmer, D.D., Archdeacon of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church, formerly Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College ; to whose lectures on Virgil he looks back with grateful acknowledgment, and by the use of whose MS. notes he was much assisted in preparing the former edition.
T. L. P. A. E. H.