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The Roman Elegiac Poets by Karl Pomeroy Harrington

The Roman Elegiac Poets by Karl Pomeroy Harrington

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The magnitude of the task has grown with the years, as the vast amount of material published in connection with the four authors from which these selections are taken has increased. Moreover, the classes in which a book of this kind will be used require in many cases a relatively advanced grade Of comment; yet the linguistic basis for higher scholarship is too Often in America sadly wanting, and, incongruous as it may appear, the somewhat elementary note seems to be required, side by side with one that stimulates to original research. It is with a full appreciation of the impossibility of meeting equally well all the possible varieties Of demands made by the different users Of the book that the editor ventures at length to give it to the public.

The arrangement of both the commentary and a carefully selected conspectus Of variant textual rea'dings on the same page with the text will, in practice, commend itself as the most practical one for the kind Of classes for which the book is ln tended. Special effort has been made by running analysis to make the outline Of the elegy clear to the student.

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