Excerpt from Selections From Lhomond's Urbis Romae Viri Inlustres
Toward the end of the first year of the preparatory course n Latin there is often felt a need of a limited amount of text simple enough to fill the gap between the beginners' book and he work of the second year... . Such a need this book under akes to fill. It does not aim to compete with the admirable *ditions of the same text recently made for those who can ifford to devote more than a few weeks to reading matter of his kind. The four biographies selected comprise about thirty )ages, or the equivalent of a book of Caesar's Gallic far, he amount recommended by several committees which have 'ecently considered the subject of preparatory work in Latin.
At this stage of his progress it is assumed that the pupil has hastered the ordinary forms and simpler constructions of the anguage, but still needs much detailed instructions on the more li¿icult points. References to the grammars most widely used rave been freely given, and whenever it seemed necessary or onvenient grammatical information has been incorporated in he notes. While the editor cannot endorse the dictum that uch material should be called to a pupil's attention only when 1e mistranslates the text, he feels sure no reasonable teacher vill require a pupil to master all the principles referred to.
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