Translator's Preface

THE Latin text of Vol. IV. (comprising Books VIII.-X.) has been set up from the fifth edition1 of the Weissenborn-Müller text with German notes, except that the Periochae have been reprinted from the text of Rossbach (1910). But the spelling is that adopted by Professors Conway and Walters in their critical edition of Books VI.-X. (Oxford, 1919), which is also the source of most of the rather numerous readings which differ from those of the Weissenborn-Müller text, and has furnished besides the materials from which the textual notes have been drawn up. I have aimed to record every instance where the reading printed does not rest on the authority of one or more of the good MSS., and to indicate the source of the emendation.

In addition to the symbols used by the Oxford editors, I have employed ω to designate such of the good MSS. as are not cited specifically for some other reading, and ς to designate one or more of the late MSS. or early printed texts.

Besides the translations mentioned in the preface to Vol. I. (those of Philemon Holland, George Baker, and Canon Roberts), I have had by me the anonymous version printed in London in 1686, in folio, “for Aunsham Churchill at the Black Swan in Ave-Mary Lane, near Paternoster Row.”

I am also indebted to the editions of Book IX. by W. B. Anderson, Cambridge, 1909, and by T. Nicklin, Oxford, 1910. The commentaries of Weissenborn-Müller and Luterbacher have, of course, been constantly consulted, and the latter has been especially serviceable in helping to identify the various members of the same family in the preparation of the index.

The text and translation of the Periochae of the lost second decade have been included in this volume.

B. O. F.

1 The sixth edition of Books VI.-VIII. did not reach me until my own text was in type.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: