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ARTS among the ROMANS ;and SCHOOL EDUCATION,
||III. An INQUIRYTM concerning
the AGREEMENT between the
WORKS of the ROMAN PO-
towards explaining the Clas ANCIENT ARTISTS, in Or-
Being a Work necessary not only for
But for all those who wish to have a
For the BEAUTIES of
Ey N. TINDAL, Translator of RAPIN.
The SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED and INLARGED,
I O N DON
J. Dopsley, in Pall-Mall.
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 & .
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