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M. TULLIUS CICERO,
ARRANGED ACCORDING TO ITS CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER ;
A REVISION OF THE TEXT, A COMMENTARY,
ROBERT YELVERTON TYRRELL, Litt.D.,
Hon. Litt.D. (CANTAB.), D.C.L. (Oxon.), LL.D. (EDIN.);
University of Dublin ;
LOUIS CLAUDE PURSER, Litt.D.,
University of Dublin.
DUBLIN: HODGES, FIGGIS, & CO., LTD., GRAFTON STREET.
In this Second Edition of the second volume of CICERO's CORRESPONDENCE, we have endeavoured to avail ourselves of the considerable amount of work which has been done in this portion of Cicero's Letters during the last twenty years; but we are sensible how difficult it is to make sure that some, even important, contributions to the elucidation of the Correspondence have not escaped our notice. However, we have done our best, with the limited time at our disposal, to follow the literature of the subject. We have derived much advantage from several monographs, especially those by Sternkopf in Hermes, which have proved very helpful. We have added to the Introduction a chapter on 'The Egyptian Question, in which we owe much to two articles by M. Bouché-Leclercq in the Revue Historique ; and also a chapter on some points of epistolary style suggested by the learned and lucid work of M. Jules Lebreton, S.J. (Études sur la langue et la grammaire de Cicéron). We have omitted the chapter on the Harleian manuscripts, as they are sufficiently discussed in the Introduction to Vol. I (pp. 96-98). We have made some statistics (pp. Ixvi, lxvii) as to the applicability of