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Ancient Classics for English Readers

EDITED BY THE

REV. W. LUCAS COLLINS, M.A.

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The following Authors, by various Contributors, are in preparation for this Series :—

HOMER—The Odyssey.'

VIRGIL.

HORACE.

HERODOTUS.

Jeschylus.

SOPHOCLES.

ARISTOPHANES

CICERO.

JUVENAL.

Others Will Follow. To be published in Monthly Volumes, price 2s. 6d.

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HOMER

THE ILIAD

REV. W. LtTCAS COLLINS, M.A.

AUTHOR OF
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ADVERTISEMENT.

It is proposed to give, in these little volumes, some such introduction to the great writers of Greece and Eome as may open to those who have not received a classical education—or in whose case it has been incomplete and fragmentary—a fair acquaintance with the contents of their writings, and the leading features of their style.

The constant allusions in our own literature, and even in our daily press, to the works of the ancient classical authors, and the familiarity with the whole dramatis personce of ancient histoiy and fable which modern writers on all subjects assume on the part of their readers, make such an acquaintance almost necessary for those who care not only to read but to understand.

Even in the case of readers who have gone through the regular classical course in their day, this acquaintance, if honest confession were made, would be found very imperfect. It is said, of

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