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UNDER THE GENERAL EDITORSHIP OF
CHARLES E. BENNETT AND JOHN C. ROLFE
Q. HORATI FLACCI
SERMONES ET EPISTULAE
WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY
JOHN CAREW ROLFE
PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ALLYN AND BACON
In the preparation of this edition the needs of college students have steadily been kept in view, and I have endeavored not to lose sight of the fact that Horace is usually read in the earlier years of the college course. Therefore, while I have made full use of the available critical and epexegetical material, the commentary is usually brief and somewhat dogmatic, rarely offering more than one interpretation of the many disputed passages. The discussion of variant readings is also excluded.
I have consulted no American edition, for obvious reasons; but as I am more or less familiar with all of them, it is difficult to say how much I may be indebted to them indirectly. The same statement applies to the English editions, except that I have occasionally consulted Palmer and Wilkins. I have freely used the standard German commentaries, especially that of Kiessling.
I am under obligation to my friend, Professor Charles E. Bennett, for permission to use a part of his Introduction (§§ 1-14, and the greater part of his "General Character of Latin Poetry"), as well as for many helpful suggestions. Dr. Clarence L. Meader, of the University of Michigan, has read all the proofs, and my father has given me the benefit of his criticism of the Outlines and the Introduction.
JOHN CAREW ROLFE.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN,