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VALPY'S FAMILY CLASSICAL LIBRARY,
OF THE MOST VALUABLE
GREEK AND LATIN CLASSICS;
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, PORTRAITS, MAPS, NOTES, &c.
EDITED BY A.J. VALPY, M. A., LATE FELLOW OF PEMB. COLL., OXFORD.
*If you desire your son, though no great scholar, to read and reflect, it is your duty to place into his hands the best Translations of the best Classical Authors.'-DR. PARR.
The Series may now be had complete in fifty-two volumes, price 4s. 6d, each, bound in cloth ; or any Author may be purchased separately.
This UNIFORM SERIES of English TRANSLATIONS of the most esteemed Authors of GREECE and Rome must prove a valuable acquisition to those who possess not the means or leisure for pursuing a regular course of study; and as the learned languages do not form a part of the education of Females, the only access which they have to the valuable stores of antiquity is through the medium of correct translation.
The Selection includes those Authors only, whose works may be read by the youth of both sexes.
Copies of each Author are kept elegantly bound for prizes and presents.
DEMOSTHENES. LELAND. 1.
COOPER. 3, 4.
ANACREON; a new Translation, by BOURNE. 10. TACITUS. MURPHY. 11–15.
THEOPIIRASTUS; with 50 Characteristic Engravings. 16.
LYCOPHRON, by Lord RoysTON ; with BION, MOSCHICS,
MUSÆUS, and SAPPHO. 30.
Pope, ADDISON, and others. 40, 41.
AGE and FRIENDSHIP, by MELMOTH. 44.
* The 21 Portraits may be had separately from the work for £1.58., or any single Portrait, 18. 6d.
The Publisher will, if desired, deliver one or more volumes monthly, price 48.6d. each, commencing with the first volume.
OPINIONS OF THE WORK. *A more important or interesting accession than this Library to our national literature has not taken place in modern times. No serious or well-arranged plan has been proposed, before this time, for placing the treasures of the classic writers in the hands of readers who were unacquainted with the original. All the intellectual splendors of Greece and Rome are opened to the contemplation of the gentler sex; and a lady can acknowlege an acquaintance with the treasures of ancient poetry without the smallest compromise of her delicacy.'-Monthly Review.
* The efforts of this publisher in the cause of ancient literature are meeting with extensive encouragement, as well for his first project of introducing so long a list of Greek and Latin authors to the notice of the unlearned part of the community in a uniform series, as for the manner in which the promises of using every exertion to render his English Translations of the Classics un versally acceptable, have been since redeemed.-New Mon Magazine.
This is a most important work, perhaps the the long list which the public owe to the ent We should pity those families who have with the volumes of the Classical Lil
DEMOSTHENES. 'In the Translation of Demosthenes, Leland unites the man of taste with the man of learning, and shows himself to have possessed not only a competent knowlege of the Greek language, but that clearness in his own conceptions, and that animation in his feelings, which enabled him to catch the meaning, and to preserve the spirit, of the most perfect orator Athens ever produced,'-DR. PARR.
XENOPHON.-ANABASIS AND CYROPÆDIA. Spelman's Anabasis is one of the most accurate and elegant Translations that any language has produced.'—Gibbon.
• The soldier has always admired the talents of Xenophon in conducting, and the scholar in describing, the Retreat of the Tea Thousand ;' and the philosopher and statesman have alike been delighted with his charming work denominated the Cyro.. pædia.'-- Robinson's Antiquities of Greece.
HERODOTUS. It would confer but small honor on Mr. Beloe to say that his Translation is superior to any which has made its appearance in our language. It is written in easy, perspicuous, and elegant language.'-Encyclopædia Metropolitana.
VIRGIL. • Dryden's version of the Æneid is the most noble and spirited Translation I know in any language.'-Pope.
• Virgil is no less admired as a virtuous, ingenious, and judicious author, than as an incomparable poet and excellent philosopher.'— MELMOTH.
TACITUS. Murphy's Tacitus is an excellent work, and supersedes all that has been done on this author. The lost portions are supplied by original compositions [by Brotier), and interstitial books are added to connect and complete the whole.'-Bibliographical Miscellany.
Porson, Byron, &c. and by some of the most eminent Poets of the present day.
THUCYDIDES. Dr. Smith's Translation of Thucydides is a work of standard merit and excellence.'-- Bibliographical Miscellany.
This great historian has been universally admired for the justness and dignity of his sentiments, the vigor of his style, the fidelity and accuracy of his details, and his judicious reflections on every plan proposed and every measure pursued. His speeches may be considered as the philosopbical part of his History, since they develope the causes of events, together with the interests of all the states engaged in the Peloponnesian War.
PLUTARCH'S LIVES. Menage says, if all the books in the world were in the fire, there is not one which he would so eagerly snatch from the flames as Plutarch. That author never tires him; he reads him often, and always finds new beauties...
Langhornes' translation of Plutarch's Lives is both accurate and elegant ; and deserves no mean share of the critic's praise, and the attention of the public.' - Bibliographical Miscellany.
• One of the most admirable works which antiquity has bequeathed to us, we have here in the accurate and graceful translation of the Langhornes, embellished by heads of the various eminent men whom Plutarch has contributed to immortalise.'Monthly Review.
CICERO. * Duncan's Cicero is well known as an elegant translation of more than ordinary merit.'- Monthly Review,
Tully's Offices by Dr. Cockman is executed with a masterly hand, and expresses the sense of the original with fidelity and spirit.'- Bibliographical Dictionary.
In the translation of the two Treatises on Old Age and Friendship, Melmoth bas presented us with one of the finest remains of classical antiquity in the most elegant form of the English language.' -- Monthly Review.
LIVY. · Baker's translation of Livy is executed with general fidelity and perspicuity.'- Bibliotheca Britannica.
• This translation may be read as a novel, and referred to as bistory, by those to whom the name of Livy is unfamiliar.'Atlas.
The high rank which Livy holds among historical writers will never be disputed. He is always great; bis style is clear and intelligible ; labored without affectation, diffusive without tediousness, and argumentative without pedantry: in his harangues he is bold and animated, and in his narrations and descriptions clear and elegant.
Three rols. small 8ro. 248. boards, TACITI OPERA, BROTIER's Text; With his Explanatory Notes, as edited by A. J. Valpy, M.A.
Translated into English. This is the only Edition of Tacitus published with English Notes.
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