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*LASSICAL LEARNING;

OR
POLYMETIS ABRIDGED,

CONTAINING,
1. The History of the POLITE). the modern COMMENTATORS

ARTS among the ROMANS ;and SCHOOL EDUCATION,
with the Characters of thella

||III. An INQUIRYTM concerning
LATIN POETS and their||

the AGREEMENT between the
WORKS.

WORKS of the ROMAN PO-
II. The Usefulness of ANTIQUES ETS, and the REMAINS of the

towards explaining the Clas ANCIENT ARTISTS, in Or-
SICS, A true IDEA of the Al-ll der to illustrate them from one
LI GORIES of the ANCIËNTE, another ; with many useful
and their whole Scheme of Ma-l Hints to the MODERN AR-
CHINERY; with REMARKS on!! TISTS,

Being a Work necessary not only for
T: CLASSICAL INSTRUCTION,

But for all those who wish to have a
TRUE TAS TE

For the BEAUTIES of
POETRY, SCULPTURE, and PAINTING.

Ey N. TINDAL, Translator of RAPIN.

The SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED and INLARGED,

I O N DON
Printed for R. HORSFIELD, in Ludgate-Street, and

J. Dopsley, in Pall-Mall.

M.DCC.LXV.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIORANY

GIFT OF
MARY E. HAVEN

JULY 2, 1914,
noir

OCT 13 1915

INTRODUCTION.

F all the attempts towards explain

ing the Classics, hitherto extant, the most useful and instructive is Mr. Spence's Inquiry concerning the agreement between the works of the Roman poets, aud the remains of the ancient artists, published under the title of POLYMETIS.

The principal design of the author in this inquiry was, to compare the descriptions and expressions in the Latin poets, relating to the Roman deities, with the allegorical representations of the same, by the painters and sculptors in their pictures, relievos, medals, and gems, in order to illustrate them mutually from one another & .

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a This inquiry was the refult of two very different scenes of life, in which the author was engaged. He was professor of poetry in the university of Oxford for ten years ; and for above five years he happened . to live abroad. His professorship obliged him to deal in poetical criticism ; and his ftay, during his

travels,

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